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Comparative BiogeographyDiscovering and Classifying Biogeographical Patterns of a Dynamic Earth$
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Lynne Parenti

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780520259454

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520259454.001.0001

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History and Development of Comparative Biogeography

History and Development of Comparative Biogeography

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(p.16) (p.17) Two History and Development of Comparative Biogeography
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Comparative Biogeography
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Lynne R. Parenti

Malte C. Ebach

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520259454.003.0002

Systematic biogeography, the discovery of classification of regions based on biotic area homologies, is a newly emerging method of biogeography that bridges phylogenetic and distribution patterns. This chapter reviews the history of area classification as it relates to the development of comparative biogeography, and introduces the notion of area relationship, known as area homology, which forms the basis of geographical congruence or area monophyly. The chapter focuses on the application of a systematic biogeography to demonstrate biotic area homology, and then explores mechanisms or processes that may have given rise to general patterns or expressions of area relationships.

Keywords:   systemic biogeography, biotic area homologies, biogeography, area classification, area homology, area monophyly

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