Past, present, and future distribution of Afromontane rodents (Muridae: Otomys) reflect climate-change predicted biome changes

@article{Taylor2015PastPA,
  title={Past, present, and future distribution of Afromontane rodents (Muridae: Otomys) reflect climate-change predicted biome changes},
  author={Peter J. Taylor and Aluwani Nengovhela and Jabulani Linden and Roderick M. Baxter},
  journal={Mammalia},
  year={2015},
  volume={80},
  pages={359 - 375}
}
Climate change constitutes a potential threat to montane biodiversity, particularly in low-altitude, tropical mountains; however, few data exist for the Afromontane taxa. In South Africa, the temperate grassland and fynbos biomes are mostly associated with the Great Escarpment and the high-lying central plateau. Varying contractions of the grassland and fynbos biomes are predicted under different climate scenarios by 2050. Animal taxa adapted to these biomes should suffer similar range declines… CONTINUE READING

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