Data from: Transoceanic origin of microendemic and flightless New Caledonian weevils

Emmanuel F.A. Toussaint, Rene Tänzler, Michael Balke, Alexander Riedel & Emmanuel F. A. Toussaint
The origin of the astonishing New Caledonian biota continues to fuel a heated debate among advocates of a Gondwanan relict scenario and defenders of late oceanic dispersal. Here, we study the origin of New Caledonian Trigonopterus flightless weevils using a multimarker molecular phylogeny. We infer two independent clades of species found in the archipelago. Our dating estimates suggest a Late Miocene origin of both clades long after the re-emergence of New Caledonia about 37 Ma....
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