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dc.contributor.authorUpchurch, P
dc.contributor.authorAndres, B
dc.contributor.authorButler, RJ
dc.contributor.authorBarrett, PM
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-05T13:14:43Z
dc.date.available2017-04-05T13:14:43Z
dc.date.issued2015-08-18en_US
dc.identifier.citationUpchurch, P.; Brian, A.; Butler, R.J. & Barrett, P.M. 2014. An analysis of pterosaurian biogeography: implications for the evolutionary history and fossil record quality of the first flying vertebrates. Historical Biology, Vol.27(6), 697-717. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08912963.2014.939077.en
dc.identifier.issn0891-2963en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/08912963.2014.939077en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10141/622174
dc.descriptionpeerreview_statement: The publishing and review policy for this title is described in its Aims & Scope. aims_and_scope_url: http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=ghbi20en_US
dc.description.abstractThe biogeographical history of pterosaurs has received very little treatment. Here, we present the first quantitative analysis of pterosaurian biogeography based on an event-based parsimony method (Treefitter). This approach was applied to a phylogenetic tree comprising the relationships of 108 in-group pterosaurian taxa, spanning the full range of this clade's stratigraphical and geographical extent. The results indicate that there is no support for the impact of vicariance or coherent dispersal on pterosaurian distributions. However, this group does display greatly elevated levels of sympatry. Although sampling biases and taxonomic problems might have artificially elevated the occurrence of sympatry, we argue that our results probably reflect a genuine biogeographical signal. We propose a novel model to explain pterosaurian distributions: pterosaurs underwent a series of ‘sweep-stakes’ dispersal events (across oceanic barriers in most cases), resulting in the founding of sympatric clusters of taxa. Examination of the spatiotemporal distributions of pterosaurian occurrences indicates that their fossil record is extremely patchy. Thus, while there is likely to be genuine information on pterosaurian diversity and biogeographical patterns in the current data-set, caution is required in its interpretation.
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dc.titleAn analysis of pterosaurian biogeography: implications for the evolutionary history and fossil record quality of the first flying vertebratesen_US
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.eissn1029-2381en_US
dc.identifier.journalHistorical Biologyen_US
dc.identifier.volume27en_US
dc.identifier.issue6en_US
dc.identifier.startpage697 - 717en_US
dc.internal.reviewer-noteOA approve asap ACH 27.2.17en
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pubs.organisational-group/Natural History Museum/Science Group/Earth Sciences
pubs.organisational-group/Natural History Museum/Science Group/Earth Sciences/Vertebrates and Anthropology Palaeobiology
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elements.import.authorUpchurch, Pen_US
elements.import.authorAndres, Ben_US
elements.import.authorButler, RJen_US
elements.import.authorBarrett, PMen_US
dc.description.nhmThis is an open access article, available to all readers online, published under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/. The attached file is the published version of the article.https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/en
dc.subject.nhmdispersal; diversity; pterosaur; sympatry; Treefitter; vicariance
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