Global phylogenetic structure of the hyperdiverse ant genus Pheidole reveals the repeated evolution of macroecological patterns

@article{Economo2015GlobalPS,
  title={Global phylogenetic structure of the hyperdiverse ant genus Pheidole reveals the repeated evolution of macroecological patterns},
  author={Evan P. Economo and Pavel B. Klimov and Eli M Sarnat and Benoit Guénard and Michael D. Weiser and B{\'e}atrice Lecroq and L. Lacey Knowles},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences},
  year={2015},
  volume={282}
}
Adaptive radiations are of particular interest owing to what they reveal about the ecological and evolutionary regulation of biodiversity. This applies to localized island radiations such as Darwin's finches, and also to rapid radiations occurring on a global scale. Here we analyse the macroevolution and macroecology of Pheidole, a famously hyperdiverse and ecologically dominant ant genus. We generate and analyse four novel datasets: (i) a robust global phylogeny including 285 Pheidole species… 

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