The effect of habitat on modern shark diversification

  title={The effect of habitat on modern shark diversification},
  author={Laurie Sorenson and Francesco Santini and M. Alfaro},
  journal={Journal of Evolutionary Biology},
Sharks occupy marine habitats ranging from shallow, inshore environments to pelagic, and deepwaters, and thus provide a model system for testing how gross habitat differences have shaped vertebrate macroevolution. Palaeontological studies have shown that onshore lineages diversify more quickly than offshore taxa. Among onshore habitats, coral reef‐association has been shown to increase speciation rates in several groups of fishes and invertebrates. In this study, we investigated whether… 

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