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Fossils, phylogenies and the evolving climate niche

Nature Ecology & Evolutionvolume 2pages414415 (2018) | Download Citation

A dataset that links geographical occurrences, phylogenies, fossils and climate reconstructions for more than 10,000 vertebrate species reveals accelerated rates of climate niche evolution in warm-blooded animals.

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    • Adam C. Algar
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