publication . Article . Other literature type . 2012

Biogeography of the Mesoamerican Cichlidae (Teleostei: Heroini): colonization through the GAARlandia land bridge and early diversification

Oldřich Říčan; Lubomír Piálek; Rafael Zardoya; Ignacio Doadrio; Jan Zrzavý;
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  • Published: 02 Nov 2012 Journal: Journal of Biogeography, volume 40, pages 579-593 (issn: 0305-0270, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Country: Spain
Abstract
Aim: We present a molecular phylogenetic and biogeographical analysis of the Mesoamerican cichlid fishes (Cichlidae: Cichlasomatinae: Heroini), a dominant part of the freshwater biodiversity of the region. Based on these analyses we investigate the spatial and temporal origins and diversification of the group. Location: Mesoamerica. Methods: Model-based phylogenetic methods (MrBayes) using seven molecular markers with a virtually complete species-level taxon sampling, together with the Bayesian approach to statistical dispersal-vicariance analysis (S-DIVA), and fossil- and palaeogeography-calibrated beast molecular clock analyses were used to assess the timing o...
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free text keywords: Ecology, Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics, Molecular phylogeny, Plate tectonics, Statistical dispersal–vicariance analysis, Molecular clocks, Central America, Freshwater fishes, Greater Antilles, Ichthyological provinces, Middle America, Cichlasomatinae, biology.organism_classification, biology, Vicariance, Heroini, Molecular clock, Molecular phylogenetics, Land bridge, Cichlid, Biogeography
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Synthesis of Systematic Resources
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 226506
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP4 | INFRA
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