[Taxacom] Geophylogeny

John Grehan jgrehan at sciencebuff.org
Mon Nov 8 09:49:02 CST 2010

It sounds like someone is finally recognizing that phylogenies do not
contain spatial information and that they are trying to create some way
of doing this, rather than recognizing that space can be mapped directly
for taxa - as has successfully been done by the panbiogeographic method
for decades.

John Grehan

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[mailto:taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Bob Mesibov
Sent: Sunday, November 07, 2010 8:31 PM
To: Stephen Thorpe
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] Geophylogeny

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
Honorary Research Associate
Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, and
School of Zoology, University of Tasmania
Home contact: PO Box 101, Penguin, Tasmania, Australia 7316
Ph: (03) 64371195; 61 3 64371195
Webpage: http://www.qvmag.tas.gov.au/?articleID=570


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