The Effects of Cenozoic Global Change on Squirrel Phylogeny

  title={The Effects of Cenozoic Global Change on Squirrel Phylogeny},
  author={John M. Mercer and V Louise Roth},
  pages={1568 - 1572}
By modifying habitats and creating bridges and barriers between landmasses, climate change and tectonic events are believed to have important consequences for diversification of terrestrial organisms. Such consequences should be most evident in phylogenetic histories of groups that are ancient, widespread, and diverse. The squirrel family (Sciuridae) is one of very few mammalian families endemic to Eurasia, Africa, and North and South America and is ideal for examining these issues. Through… 

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