[Taxacom] Geophylogeny

Bob Mesibov mesibov at southcom.com.au
Sun Nov 7 19:30:36 CST 2010

Aaiiiieeee! Getting close to hair-splitting here, and maybe an expert biogeographer on the list would like to comment. The historical phylogeography I've read has mainly focused on testing specific hypotheses, e.g. that a particular area was a refuge or a hotspot of diversification. What Kidd wants to do is literally map a phylogeny, so that the whole construct is an hypothesis which could be tested with fossils or geological narratives.
Dr Robert Mesibov
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School of Zoology, University of Tasmania
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