Pleistocene sea-level changes have long been used to explain the evolution of insular Sundaland biodiversity. In this article, Dr. Arni Sholihah and colleagues re-examined the relative impacts of #sundaland geology and of #pleistoceneeustatic fluctuations on the mitochondrial lineage #diversification of the widely distributed freshwater fishes from Sub-Famili #Rasborinae. The geographical patterns of divergence suggest that limited dispersal and #insitudiversification were predominant during Rasborinae’s diversity build-up, providing contrasted lines of evidence about dispersal of Sundaland #freshwater organisms compared to the initial, and highly influential, hypotheses.
Sholihah, A., Delrieu-Trottin, E., Sukmono, T., Dahruddin, H., Pouzadoux, J., Tilak, M.-K., Fitriana, Y., Agnèse, J.-F., Condamine, F.L., Wowor, D., Rüber, L. and Hubert, N. 2021. Limited dispersal and in situ diversification drive the evolutionary history of Rasborinae fishes in Sundaland. J Biogeogr. https://doi.org/10.1111/jbi.14141.
Full paper is published in Journal of Biogeography: https://doi.org/10.1111/jbi.14141
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Mitogenomic backbone phylogeny of Rasborinae (Sholihah et al. 2021)
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