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Impact of life history and ecology on rate of diversification and speciation, as exemplified by thoracotreme crabs along the western tropical Atlantic and on both sides of the Isthmus of Panama

Thiercelin, Nicolas (2016) Impact of life history and ecology on rate of diversification and speciation, as exemplified by thoracotreme crabs along the western tropical Atlantic and on both sides of the Isthmus of Panama. PhD, Universität Regensburg.

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Abstract (English)

The progressive formation of the Isthmus of Panama during the Miocene, and its final closure during the Pliocene, was the preeminent geological event that affected the western tropical Atlantic and eastern Pacific oceans. As consequence of this closure, marine populations were isolated on both sides of the isthmus and initiated independent genetic divergence, affected by different environmental ...

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Translation of the abstract (German)

Die fortschreitende Bildung des Isthmus von Panama während des Miozäns und seine vollständige Schließung im Pliozän waren die bedeutendsten geologischen Vorgänge in der westlichen tropischen Atlantik und dem östlichen Pazifik. In Folge der vollständigen Schließung des Isthmus wurden marine Populationen auf beiden Seiten voneinader isoliert. Dadurch gab es eine unabhängige genetische Entwicklung, ...

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Item type:Thesis of the University of Regensburg (PhD)
Date:4 October 2016
Referee:PD Dr. Christoph Schubart
Date of exam:5 June 2015
Institutions:Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Zoologie > Zoologie/Evolutionsbiologie (Prof. Dr. Jürgen Heinze)
Keywords:Isthmus of Panama, western tropical Atlantic, thoracotreme, diversification, adaptation, Sesarmidae, Grapsidae, new species
Dewey Decimal Classification:500 Science > 570 Life sciences
500 Science > 590 Zoological sciences
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:32545
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