Microhabitat change drives diversification in pholcid spiders

  title={Microhabitat change drives diversification in pholcid spiders},
  author={Jonas Eberle and D. Dimitrov and Alejandro Valdez-Mondrag{\'o}n and Bernhard A. Huber},
  booktitle={BMC Evolutionary Biology},
Microhabitat changes are thought to be among the main drivers of diversification. However, this conclusion is mostly based on studies on vertebrates. Here, we investigate the influence of microhabitat on diversification rates in pholcid spiders (Araneae, Pholcidae). Diversification analyses were conducted in the framework of the largest molecular phylogeny of pholcid spiders to date based on three nuclear and three mitochondrial loci from 600 species representing more than 85% of the currently… CONTINUE READING
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