Patterns of regional endemism among New Zealand invertebrates

  title={Patterns of regional endemism among New Zealand invertebrates},
  author={Briar Taylor-Smith and Mary Morgan‐Richards and Steven A. Trewick},
  journal={New Zealand Journal of Zoology},
  pages={1 - 19}
ABSTRACT Biodiversity is unevenly distributed worldwide in terms of both species diversity and species endemism. Although centres of endemism are a conservation priority, both patterns and drivers of endemism are poorly understood in New Zealand. Here we explore whether invertebrate species distribution records in New Zealand represent the complete geographic range of species. We use distribution records of 2,322 invertebrate species to survey variation in range size and regional-endemism among… 

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