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Data from: Global biogeography and diversification of palms sheds light on the evolution of tropical lineages. I. Historical biogeography

William J. Baker, Thomas L. P. Couvreur & Thomas L.P. Couvreur
AIM: Palms (Arecaceae/Palmae) are a model group for evolutionary studies in the tropics. Family-wide data on taxonomy, phylogenetics and distribution are now available, but a general framework of palm evolution is still lacking. The overall aim of this study, published in two companion papers, is to seek evolutionary explanations for the geographical distribution of palm lineages and species diversity patterns at global and regional levels. In this first paper we undertake a detailed analysis of...

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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