Temporal congruence and cladistic analysis of biogeogrphy and cospeciation

Page, R. D. M. (1990) Temporal congruence and cladistic analysis of biogeogrphy and cospeciation. Systematic Biology, 39(3), pp. 205-226. (doi: 10.2307/2992182)

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Cladistic analysis of congruence between different area cladograms, and between parasite and host cladograms, is typically limited to comparing branching sequences only. Adding information on timing of the cladogenetic events can increase the power of the analysis. Instances where two cladograms have the same branching pattern but the relevant events occurred at different times can be distinguished from genuine congruence (cladistic and temporal agreement). Temporal information can also help resolve instances of apparent incongruence. As an example, I reanalyze data from Hafner and Nadler's (1988, Nature, 332:258–259; 1990, Syst. Zool., 39:192–204) elegant study of cospeciation between pocket gophers and their chewing lice. By combining both cladistic and temporal information, estimates can be made of relative roles of cospeciation, dispersal, and extinction in structuring the pattern of host-parasite association between the gophers and their lice.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Page, Professor Roderic
Authors: Page, R. D. M.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Biodiversity, One Health & Veterinary Medicine
Journal Name:Systematic Biology
Publisher:Oxford University Press
ISSN (Online):1076-836X

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