Temporal patterns of diversification in Andean Eois, a species-rich clade of moths (Lepidoptera, Geometridae).

@article{Strutzenberger2011TemporalPO,
  title={Temporal patterns of diversification in Andean Eois, a species-rich clade of moths (Lepidoptera, Geometridae).},
  author={Patrick Strutzenberger and Konrad Fiedler},
  journal={Journal of evolutionary biology},
  year={2011},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={919-25}
}
The timing of the origin of present day Neotropical animal diversity is still a matter of debate. For a long time, a preponderance of glacial (i.e. Pleistocene) radiations has been proposed. However, recent data from molecular clock studies indicate a preglacial origin for most of the examined taxa. We performed a fossil-calibrated molecular dating analysis of the genus Eois, which is a major component of one of the world's most diverse assemblages of herbivorous insects. We found that… CONTINUE READING