Rate of Lineage Origin Explains the Diversity Anomaly in the World’s Mangrove Vegetation

  title={Rate of Lineage Origin Explains the Diversity Anomaly in the World’s Mangrove Vegetation},
  author={Robert E. Ricklefs and Andrea E. Schwarzbach and Susanne S. Renner},
  journal={The American Naturalist},
  pages={805 - 810}
The contribution of nonecological factors to global patterns in diversity is evident when species richness differs between regions with similar habitats and geographic area. Mangrove environments in the Eastern Hemisphere harbor six times as many species of trees and shrubs as similar environments in the New World. Genetic divergence of mangrove lineages from terrestrial relatives, in combination with fossil evidence, suggests that mangrove diversity is limited by evolutionary transition into… 
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