EVOLUTION

Biogeography across the ages

Allowing biogeographical data to evolve at varying rates on a globe, not a plane, reveals new insights into the origin and dispersal of dinosaurs. The method could also be applied to manifold organisms, from humans to influenza viruses.

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Fig. 1: Projecting a globe onto a plane distorts the Earth's landmasses, as in this Mercator projection.

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Organ, C. Biogeography across the ages. Nat Ecol Evol 2, 412–413 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-018-0486-6

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