Université de Fribourg

Sino-Himalayan mountains act as cradles of diversity and immigration centres in the diversification of parrotbills (Paradoxornithidae)

Liu, Yang ; Hu, Junhua ; Li, Shou-Hsien ; Duchen, Pablo ; Wegmann, Daniel ; Schweizer, Manuel

In: Journal of Biogeography, 2016, vol. 43, no. 8, p. 1488–1501

Aim: Montane regions like the Sino-Himalayas constitute global diversity hotspots. Various mechanisms such as in situ adaptive divergence, speciation following immigration or allopatric diversification in complex landscapes have been proposed to account for the exceptional diversity found in a particular clade in a montane setting. We investigated macroevolutionary patterns to test these...