Examining the evolutionary history of ungulate migration shows that this behaviour has evolved multiple times in response to grassland expansion and increased seasonality of resources.
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Tucker, M.A. Ungulates on the move. Nat Ecol Evol 6, 853–854 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-022-01757-4