On age and species richness of higher taxa.

@article{Stadler2014OnAA,
  title={On age and species richness of higher taxa.},
  author={Tanja Stadler and Daniel L Rabosky and Robert E. Ricklefs and Folmer Bokma},
  journal={The American naturalist},
  year={2014},
  volume={184 4},
  pages={
          447-55
        }
}
Many studies have tried to identify factors that explain differences in numbers of species between clades against the background assumption that older clades contain more species because they have had more time for diversity to accumulate. The finding in several recent studies that species richness of clades is decoupled from stem age has been interpreted as evidence for ecological limits to species richness. Here we demonstrate that the absence of a positive age-diversity relationship, or even… CONTINUE READING

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