Neoendemism in Madagascan scaly tree ferns results from recent, coincident diversification bursts.

@article{Janssen2008NeoendemismIM,
  title={Neoendemism in Madagascan scaly tree ferns results from recent, coincident diversification bursts.},
  author={Thomas W. J. Janssen and Nadia Bystriakova and France Rakotondrainibe and David Anthony Coomes and J. Labat and Harald Schneider},
  journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  year={2008},
  volume={62 8},
  pages={1876-89}
}
More than 80% of Madagascar's 12,000 plant species are endemic with the degree of endemism reaching as much as 95% in the scaly tree ferns, an important species rich component of Madagascar's evergreen rainforests. Predominantly African or Asian ancestry and divergence times usually postdating the separation of Madagascar from the Gondwanan landmasses have been demonstrated for several Madagascan animal and angiosperm groups. However, evolutionary studies of rainforest-specific lineages are… CONTINUE READING
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