research data . Dataset . 2016

Spatial Biodiversity Patterns of Madagascar's Amphibians and Reptiles

L. Brown, Jason; Sillero, Neftali; Glaw, Frank; Bora, Parfait; R. Vieites, David; Vences, Miguel;
  • Published: 01 Jan 2016
  • Publisher: Figshare
Abstract
<div><p>Madagascar has become a model region for testing hypotheses of species diversification and biogeography, and many studies have focused on its diverse and highly endemic herpetofauna. Here we combine species distribution models of a near-complete set of species of reptiles and amphibians known from the island with body size data and a tabulation of herpetofaunal communities from field surveys, compiled up to 2008. Though taxonomic revisions and novel distributional records arose since compilation, we are confident that the data are appropriate for inferring and comparing biogeographic patterns among these groups of organisms. We observed species richness ...
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free text keywords: Ecology, Biological Sciences, range sizes, subarid biomes, field surveys, body sizes, species distribution models, reptile, Spatial Biodiversity Patterns, body size data, novel distributional records, species richness peaks, region, amphibian
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