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Coming to America: multiple origins of New World geckos.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21126276     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Geckos in the Western Hemisphere provide an excellent model to study faunal assembly at a continental scale. We generated a time-calibrated phylogeny, including exemplars of all New World gecko genera, to produce a biogeographical scenario for the New World geckos. Patterns of New World gecko origins are consistent with almost every biogeographical scenario utilized by a terrestrial vertebrate with different New World lineages showing evidence of vicariance, dispersal via temporary land bridge, overseas dispersal or anthropogenic introductions. We also recovered a strong relationship between clade age and species diversity, with older New World lineages having more species than more recently arrived lineages. Our data provide the first phylogenetic hypothesis for all New World geckos and highlight the intricate origins and ongoing organization of continental faunas. The phylogenetic and biogeographical hypotheses presented here provide an historical framework to further pursue research on the diversification and assembly of the New World herpetofauna.
T Gamble; A M Bauer; G R Colli; E Greenbaum; T R Jackman; L J Vitt; A M Simons
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.     Date:  2010-12-03
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of evolutionary biology     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1420-9101     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Evol. Biol.     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-13     Completed Date:  2011-05-11     Revised Date:  2013-07-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8809954     Medline TA:  J Evol Biol     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  231-44     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
© 2010 The Authors. Journal of Evolutionary Biology © 2010 European Society For Evolutionary Biology.
Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Likelihood Functions
Lizards / genetics*
Time Factors
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