Mexican cloud forest and track analysis
jrg13 at PSU.EDU
Thu Jun 27 18:17:45 CDT 2002
For those interested in the geography of life I draw your attention to the
Isolda Luna Vega and Othón Alcántara Ayala. 2002. Placing the Mexican cloud
forests in a global context: a track analysis based on vascular plant
genera. Biogeographica 78:1-14.
Abstract. The geographic distribution of 18 genera of vascular plants with
different life histories and dispersal syndromes distributed in the Mexican
cloud forests was analysed, applying a panbiogeographic approach and
contrasted with dispersalists viewpoints. Seas and straits in eastern Asia
and the Pacific basin were used to identify major patterns of distribution.
Three generalized tracks and seven nodes are suggested based on this
analysis. The generalized tracks coincide with others recognised in
previous studies, and nodes with centres of diversification for other plant
and animal taxa.
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