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Hopping hotspots: global shifts in marine biodiversity.
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PMID:  18669854     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Hotspots of high species diversity are a prominent feature of modern global biodiversity patterns. Fossil and molecular evidence is starting to reveal the history of these hotspots. There have been at least three marine biodiversity hotspots during the past 50 million years. They have moved across almost half the globe, with their timing and locations coinciding with major tectonic events. The birth and death of successive hotspots highlights the link between environmental change and biodiversity patterns. The antiquity of the taxa in the modern Indo-Australian Archipelago hotspot emphasizes the role of pre-Pleistocene events in shaping modern diversity patterns.
W Renema; D R Bellwood; J C Braga; K Bromfield; R Hall; K G Johnson; P Lunt; C P Meyer; L B McMonagle; R J Morley; A O'Dea; J A Todd; F P Wesselingh; M E J Wilson; J M Pandolfi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Science (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  321     ISSN:  1095-9203     ISO Abbreviation:  Science     Publication Date:  2008 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-08-01     Completed Date:  2008-08-13     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404511     Medline TA:  Science     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  654-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Nationaal Natuurhistorisch Museum, Naturalis, 2300 RA, Leiden, Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Anthozoa / classification
Fishes / classification
Geological Phenomena
Marine Biology*
Mollusca / classification
Rhizophoraceae / classification

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