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Are global hotspots of endemic richness shaped by plate tectonics?

Loïc Pellissier, Christian Heine, Dan F Rosauer and Camille Albouy.

in Biological Journal of the Linnean Society

December 2017; p ublished online November 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Natural History; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 9506 words.

Abstract

The geology of the earth has shown profound changes in the position, connectivity and topography of continents during the last 100 Myr, which could...

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Are phenotypic disparity and rate of morphological evolution correlated with ecological diversity in Carnivora?

Margot Michaud, Gèraldine Veron, Stèphane Peignè, Amandine Blin and Anne-Claire Fabre.

in Biological Journal of the Linnean Society

June 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Natural History; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 7957 words.

Abstract

In the modern definition of adaptive radiation, a clade rapidly diversifies from a common ancestor to colonize a wide variety of new ecological...

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Are superior ovaries damaged by the bills of flower-visiting birds and does this preclude adaptation to bird pollinators?

Chang-Qiu Liu, Yang Niu, De-Li Peng and Hang Sun.

in Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society

June 2018; p ublished online June 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Natural History; Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant Evolution. 7797 words.

Abstract

A biological trait may promote adaptation to particular pollinators, and this may be a major factor governing the variation of pollination systems...

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Arguments for replacing the concept of preadaptation by exaptation at the origin of terrestriality in Vertebrata

Mauro Luís Triques and Martin Lindsey Christoffersen.

in Biological Journal of the Linnean Society

December 2017; p ublished online November 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Natural History; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 8673 words.

Abstract

A simplified cladogram of Sarcopterygii was used to analyse preadaptations compared with exaptations at the origin of terrestriality in Vertebrata....

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Arnold, Joseph (1782–1818), naturalist and surgeon

G. T. Bettany.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; Surgery. 460 words.

Arnold, Joseph (1782–1818), naturalist and surgeon, was born on 28 December 1782 at Beccles, Suffolk, the fourth son of Edward Arnold, a tanner, and his wife, Hannah. He was apprenticed...

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Assessing the role of aridity-induced vicariance and ecological divergence in species diversification in North-West Africa using Agama lizards

Duarte V GonÇalves, Paulo Pereira, Guillermo Velo-AntÓn, D James Harris, Salvador Carranza and JosÉ C Brito.

in Biological Journal of the Linnean Society

June 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Natural History; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 10516 words.

Abstract

Diversification events in the Sahara–Sahel have mostly been attributed to regional aridification and subsequent arid–humid fluctuations, through...

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At the end of the line: independent overwater colonizations of the Solomon Islands by a hyperdiverse trans-Wallacean lizard lineage (Cyrtodactylus: Gekkota: Squamata)

Paul M Oliver, Scott L Travers, Jonathan Q Richmond, Patrick Pikacha and Robert N Fisher.

in Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society

March 2018; p ublished online September 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Natural History; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 6702 words.

Abstract

The islands of East Melanesia have generated key insights into speciation processes and community assembly. However, when and how these islands began...

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Atkinson [married name Calvert], (Caroline) Louisa Waring (1834–1872), writer and naturalist

Margaret Harris.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; Literature. 639 words.

Atkinson [married name Calvert], (Caroline) Louisa Waring (1834–1872), writer and naturalist, was born on 25 February 1834 at Oldbury, Sutton Forest, near Berrima, on the southern highlands...

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Audubon, John James

Keir B. Sterling.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; Science and Mathematics; Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 3213 words.

Audubon, John James (26 April 1785–27 January 1851), naturalist and artist, was born Jean Rabin Fougère in Les Cayes, Santo Domingo, the son of Captain Jean Audubon, a French sea captain,...

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Bachman, John

Lester D. Stephens.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 1472 words.

Bachman, John (04 February 1790–24 February 1874), clergyman and naturalist, was born in Rhinebeck, New York, the son of Jacob Bachman, a farmer, and Eva (surname unknown but probably...

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