Historical Biogeography of Neotropical Freshwater Fishes (Hardback)
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Historical Biogeography of Neotropical Freshwater Fishes (Hardback)

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The fish faunas of continental South and Central America constitute one of the greatest concentrations of aquatic diversity on Earth, consisting of about 10 per cent of all living vertebrate species. "Historical Biogeography of Neotropical Freshwater Fishes" explores the evolutionary origins of this unique ecosystem. The chapters address central themes in the study of tropical biodiversity: why is the Amazon basin home to so many distinct evolutionary lineages? What roles do ecological specialization, speciation, and extinction play in the formation of regional assemblages? How do dispersal barriers contribute to isolation and diversification? Focusing on whole faunas rather than individual taxonomic groups, this volume shows that the area's high regional diversity is not the result of recent diversification in lowland tropical rainforests. Rather, it is the product of species accumulating over tens of millions of years and across a continental arena.

Publisher: University of California Press
ISBN: 9780520268685
Number of pages: 408
Weight: 1542 g
Dimensions: 279 x 216 x 28 mm

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“A major contribution to tropical biodiversity”

A major contribution to our understanding of multiple aspects of the Neotropical freshwater fish fauna. The book will be of interest not only to ichthyologists, but also to a broader audience of researchers working on... More

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4th January 2011
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“A major contribution to tropical biodiversity”

A major contribution to our understanding of multiple aspects of the Neotropical freshwater fish fauna. The book will be of interest not only to ichthyologists, but also to a broader audience of researchers working on... More

Hardback edition
4th January 2011
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“A major contribution to tropical biodiversity”

A major contribution to our understanding of multiple aspects of the Neotropical freshwater fish fauna. The book will be of interest not only to ichthyologists, but also to a broader audience of researchers working on... More

Hardback edition
4th January 2011
Helpful? Upvote 0

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