Marine incursion into South America

@article{Lovejoy1998MarineII,
  title={Marine incursion into South America},
  author={Nathan R. Lovejoy and Eldredge P Bermingham and Andrew P. Martin},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1998},
  volume={396},
  pages={421-422}
}
The Amazon basin harbours the most diverse assemblage of freshwater fishes in the world, including a disproportionately large number of marine-derived groups, such as stingrays, flatfishes, pufferfishes, and anchovies. On the basis of our molecular phylogenetic analysis of South American freshwater stingrays (Potamotrygonidae), coupled with reconstructions of Amazonian palaeogeography, we propose that some marine-derived freshwater fish species originated as a by-product of massive movements of… CONTINUE READING
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