Evolutionary and Ecological Causes of the Latitudinal Diversity Gradient in Hylid Frogs: Treefrog Trees Unearth the Roots of High Tropical Diversity

@article{Wiens2006EvolutionaryAE,
  title={Evolutionary and Ecological Causes of the Latitudinal Diversity Gradient in Hylid Frogs: Treefrog Trees Unearth the Roots of High Tropical Diversity},
  author={J. Wiens and C. Graham and D. Moen and S. A. Smith and T. Reeder},
  journal={The American Naturalist},
  year={2006},
  volume={168},
  pages={579 - 596}
}
  • J. Wiens, C. Graham, +2 authors T. Reeder
  • Published 2006
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The American Naturalist
  • Why are there more species in the tropics than in temperate regions? In recent years, this long‐standing question has been addressed primarily by seeking environmental correlates of diversity. But to understand the ultimate causes of diversity patterns, we must also examine the evolutionary and biogeographic processes that directly change species numbers (i.e., speciation, extinction, and dispersal). With this perspective, we dissect the latitudinal diversity gradient in hylid frogs. We… CONTINUE READING
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