Historical legacies in the geographical diversity patterns of New World palm (Arecaceae) subfamilies

Stine Bjorholm, Jens-Christian Svenning, William Baker, Henrik Balslev, Flemming Skov

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The extent to which species richness patterns of the major palm subfamilies in the Americas are controlled by lineage history was studied. Based on the fossil record, we suggest that the subfamily Coryphoideae has followed a boreotropical dispersal route into Central and South America, whereas calamoideae (tribe Lepidocaryeae), Ceroxyloideae and Arecoideae have Gondwana/South America-biased histories. However, Arecoideae has been present and diverse in both South and Central America at least since the early Tertiary
TidsskriftBiological Journal of the Linnean Society
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)113-125
Antal sider13
StatusUdgivet - 2006