historical biogeography

historical biogeography

[his‚tär·i·kəl ‚bī·ō·jē′ag·rə·fē]
(ecology)
The study of how species' distributions have changed over time in relationship to the history of landforms, ocean basins, and climate, as well as how those changes have contributed to the evolution of biotas.
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Canada to Tierra del Fuego: species limits and historical biogeography of the Sedge Wren (Cistothorus platensis).
Meso-Cenozoic Caribbean paleogeography: implications for the historical biogeography of the region.
To accomplish this objective, we have determined divergence estimates for all major clades of Apiales, and examined patterns of historical biogeography in the order using an expanded version of the plastid data first presented in Nicolas and Plunkett (2009), which included the widest taxonomic sampling from the order to date, representing all major lineages and most genera of Apiales.
Comparative morphology, phylogenetic relationships, and historical biogeography of plesi-olebiasine seasonal killifishes (Teleostei: Cyprinodontif-ormes: Rivulidae).
This newly discovered major lineage has demanded i) that the new family is thoroughly characterized and understood in the broader context of amphibian evolution, ii) that the generality of the historical biogeography of Chikilidae is tested using independent but broadly similar lineages, and iii) that the environmental and biological history of NEI is reassessed, especially the implications for recognising biogeographic units and demarcating hotspots.
A new subspecies of pocket gopher (genus Geomys) from the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas with comments on its historical biogeography.
Phylogeny, adaptive radiation, and historical biogeography of Bromeliaceae inferred from ndhF sequence data.
Biologists and paleontologists synthesize recent research and the current understanding of such aspects as the early ossification and development of the cranium and paired girdles of Chanos chanos, a new teleostean fish from the Early Late Cretaceous (Cenomanian) off southeastern Morocco and its relationships with the ostariophysans, systematics and phylogenetic relationships of cypriniformes, the state of knowledge concerning siluriform higher-level phylogeny, and the mitochondrial phylogeny of the South American electric fish (gymnotiformes) and an alternative hypothesis for the otophysan historical biogeography.
Its depth makes it of interest to scientists working not just on the North Central Mediterranean area but also in other areas of the Mediterranean, south Europe, the Near East, or North Africa, and to those working in the disciplines of historical biogeography, geomorphology, and archaeology.
Historical biogeography of the gray fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus) in Kansas.

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