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dc.contributor.author Kissling, W. Daniel
dc.contributor.author Blach-Overgaard, Anne
dc.contributor.author Zwaan, Roelof E.
dc.contributor.author Wagner, Philipp
dc.coverage.spatial Africa
dc.coverage.temporal Last Glacial Maximum
dc.coverage.temporal Quaternary
dc.coverage.temporal Pliocene
dc.coverage.temporal Miocene
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-27T15:58:20Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-27T15:58:20Z
dc.date.issued 2016-09-27
dc.identifier doi:10.5061/dryad.kf154
dc.identifier.citation Kissling WD, Blach-Overgaard A, Zwaan RE, Wagner P (2016) Historical colonization and dispersal limitation supplement climate and topography in shaping species richness of African lizards (Reptilia: Agaminae). Scientific Reports 6: 34014.
dc.identifier.issn 2045-2322
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10255/dryad.123942
dc.description To what extent deep-time dispersal limitation shapes present-day biodiversity at broad spatial scales remains elusive. Here, we compiled a continental dataset on the distributions of African lizard species in the reptile subfamily Agaminae (a relatively young, Neogene radiation of agamid lizards which ancestors colonized Africa from the Arabian peninsula) and tested to what extent historical colonization and dispersal limitation (i.e. accessibility from areas of geographic origin) can explain present-day species richness relative to current climate, topography, and climate change since the late Miocene (~10 mya), the Pliocene (~3 mya), and the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM, 0.021 mya). Spatial and non-spatial multi-predictor regression models revealed that time-limited dispersal via arid corridors is a key predictor to explain macro-scale patterns of species richness. In addition, current precipitation seasonality, current temperature of the warmest month, paleo-temperature changes since the LGM and late Miocene, and topographic relief emerged as important drivers. These results suggest that deep-time dispersal constraints — in addition to climate and mountain building — strongly shape current species richness of Africa’s arid-adapted taxa. Such historical dispersal limitation might indicate that natural movement rates of species are too slow to respond to rates of ongoing and projected future climate and land use change.
dc.relation.haspart doi:10.5061/dryad.kf154/1
dc.relation.isreferencedby doi:10.1038/srep34014
dc.relation.isreferencedby PMID:27671620
dc.subject biodiversity
dc.subject species richness
dc.subject species distribution
dc.subject reptile
dc.title Data from: Historical colonization and dispersal limitation supplement climate and topography in shaping species richness of African lizards (Reptilia: Agaminae)
dc.type Article
dwc.ScientificName Acanthocercus
dwc.ScientificName Agama
dwc.ScientificName Pseudotrapelus
dwc.ScientificName Trapelus
dwc.ScientificName Xenagama
dwc.ScientificName Agaminae
dwc.ScientificName Reptilia
dc.contributor.correspondingAuthor Kissling, W. Daniel
prism.publicationName Scientific Reports

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