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Cladistic Biogeography: Interpreting Patterns of Plant and Animal Distributions

By: Christopher J Humphries and Lynne R Parenti

187 pages, Figs, tabs, maps

Oxford University Press

Hardback | Apr 1999 | Edition: 2 | #83604 | ISBN: 0198548184
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First published in 1986, the first edition was a concise exposition of the history, methods, applications of, and prospects for cladistic biogeography. Updated and expanded throughout, this edition incorporates the latest research findings and theoretical and methodological advances in this dynamic field.


Introduction; 1. Historical biogeography. Introduction; Distribution patterns; A history of ideas; Centres of origin; Panbiogeography; Conclusions; 2. Methodological developments. Introduction; Cladistics; Cladistics and biogeography; Discussion; Conclusions; 3. The real world. Introduction; Same pattern: different taxa; Different patterns: different taxa; Geology and the cladistic biogeographer; Conclusions; 4. A new view of the world. Introduction; Tropical versus antitropical; Pangaea, Pacifica, or expanding Earth?; Historical biogeography of the southern end of the world; A new view of the world; Conclusions; Bibliography; Glossary; Index of animal and plant names; General index

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