Quantitative cladistic biogeography: constructing and comparing area cladograms

Page, R. D. M. (1988) Quantitative cladistic biogeography: constructing and comparing area cladograms. Systematic Zoology, 37(3), pp. 254-270. (doi: 10.2307/2992372)

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This paper describes methods for constructing and comparing area cladograms. Three different interpretations (Assumptions 0, 1 and 2) of widespread taxa and redundant distributions are outlined. Algorithms for Assumptions 1 and 2 are presented, and a measure of relative parsimony for area cladograms is discussed. By using quantitative measures of the similarity between two or more area cladograms it is possible to test statistically hypotheses of biogeographic congruence. The algorithms described in this paper have been implemented in a computer program available from the author. Rosen's (1978, 1979) and Cracraft's (1986) data are reanalyzed using this software.

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 Zoology
Publisher:Oxford University Press
ISSN (Online):0039-7989

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