Data from: Cenozoic colonization and diversification patterns of tropical American palms: evidence from Astrocaryum (Arecaceae)

Julissa Roncal, Francis Kahn, Betty Millan, Thomas L. P. Couvreur & Jean-Christophe Pintaud
With 788 species in 67 genera in the Neotropics, Arecaceae are an important ecological and economic component of the region. We review the influence of geological events such as the Pebas system, the Andean uplift and the land connections between South and Central/North America, on the historical assembly of Neotropical palms. We present a case study of the palm genus Astrocaryum (40 species) as a model for evaluating colonization and diversification patterns of lowland Neotropical...

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