Data from: Dispersal to or from an African biodiversity hotspot?

David C Blackburn & John Measey
Biodiversity hotspots are centers of endemism and thus contain many range-restricted species. In addition, within these hotspots are often widespread species that might have originated within a hotspot before dispersing to neighboring or distant regions. We test this hypothesis through a phylogeographic analysis of a miniature leaf litter frog, Arthroleptis xenodactyloides, that has a large distribution throughout the Eastern Arc, a biodiversity hotspot, and other regions in East Africa. Maximum likelihood and Bayesian estimates of...

Registration Year

  • 2010

Resource Types

  • Dataset


  • University of Kansas
  • South African National Biodiversity Institute