Historical Biogeography and Body Form Evolution of Ground Squirrels (Sciuridae: Xerinae)

@article{Ge2013HistoricalBA,
  title={Historical Biogeography and Body Form Evolution of Ground Squirrels (Sciuridae: Xerinae)},
  author={Deyan Ge and Xiuhua Liu and Xiao Fei Lv and Z. Q. Zhang and Lin Xia and Quan Sheng Yang},
  journal={Evolutionary Biology},
  year={2013},
  volume={41},
  pages={99-114}
}
Xerinae is the most species-rich subfamily of the Sciuridae (Rodentia). This group of animals has a long complex evolutionary history, which witnessed severe environmental changes. In this paper, a comprehensive approach integrating information from fossil records, morphological, molecular and geographical data of extant species, and events of paleoclimate… CONTINUE READING