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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.