Current Zoology(formerly Acta Zoologica Sinica), 2015, 61(5): 943 - 950
Comparative phylogeography and niche modeling for three species complexes of SE China (Paradoxornis spp., Pycnonotus spp., Spizixos spp.)
Luke B. KLICKA, Luke C. CAMPILLO, Joseph D. MANTHEY, Yanhua QU
B i o d i v e r i s t y I n s t i t u t e , E c o l o g y a n d E v o l u t i o n a r y B i o l o g y , U n i v e r s i t y o f K a n s a s , U S A
Contrasting multiple organisms with similar contemporary distributions, researchers can identify shared evolutionary patterns and provide historical context for community composition. We used three species complexes with overlapping distributions in Southeastern China and surrounding islands to explore the phylogeographic history of the region. Despite similar geographic distributions, genetic data revealed few congruent patterns, but all complexes displayed genetic divergence for Taiwanese populations. Additionally, niche modeling and divergence dating did not find support for diversification associated with the Last Glacial Maximum [Current Zoology 61 (5): 943–950 , 2015].