Cryptic diversity and evolutionary relationships among Australian closed-forest Melomys (Rodentia: Muridae) and related Australo-Papuan mosaic-tailed rats
Bryant, Litticia M. (2013) Cryptic diversity and evolutionary relationships among Australian closed-forest Melomys (Rodentia: Muridae) and related Australo-Papuan mosaic-tailed rats. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.
This thesis investigates patterns of evolution in a group of native Australo-Papuan rodents. Past climatic change and associated sea level fluctuations, and fragmentation of wet forests in eastern Australia has facilitated rapid radiation, diversification and speciation in this group. This study adds to our understanding of the evolution of Australia’s rainforest fauna and describes the evolutionary relationships of a new genus of Australian rodent.
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|Item Type:||QUT Thesis (PhD)|
|Supervisor:||Fuller, Susan & Mather, Peter|
|Keywords:||biogeographical barrier, biogeography, divergent lineages, gene flow, habitat fragmentation, Melomys cervinipes, phylogeography, population structure, secondary contact, Uromys division|
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Earth, Environmental & Biological Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
|Institution:||Queensland University of Technology|
|Deposited On:||19 Jun 2013 03:00|
|Last Modified:||02 Sep 2015 09:44|
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