[Taxacom] Examples for Eurasian-Australian distribution

John Grehan jgrehan at sciencebuff.org
Wed Jul 21 12:29:37 CDT 2010

Distributions involving Europe, Australia, and China are innumerable, with all manner of variants insofar as the precise range of each taxon and nature of distributional disjunctions. Perhaps more interesting is what are the sister taxa and what is their distribution?

John Grehan

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Dear all,

I have a biogeographical question: the aquatic beetle genus Hygrobia (Dytiscoidea) is present with one species in Europe, one in China and four in Australia.

Does anybody know any other group of organisms showing a similar distribution? Probably, it is not the result of recent dispersal.


Oliver Hawlitschek
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