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Historical Biogeography of Neotropical Freshwater Fishes$
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James Albert

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780520268685

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520268685.001.0001

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Nuclear Central America

Nuclear Central America

Chapter:
(p.279) Seventeen Nuclear Central America
Source:
Historical Biogeography of Neotropical Freshwater Fishes
Author(s):

C. Darrin Hulsey

Hernán López-Fernández

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520268685.003.0017

This chapter examines fish biogeography within the Nuclear Central America (NCA). It reviews the geologic history of the region to contextualize the processes that have generated pathways and barriers to fish diversification across this geologically complex region and summarize the forces that structured the distribution of rivers and lakes across the dynamic NCA landscape. It describes how climactic variation may have influenced the distribution of freshwater fishes across the many elevational gradients and environmentally distinct regions of NCA.

Keywords:   fish biogeography, Nuclear Central America, geologic history, fish diversification, climactic variation, freshwater fishes, elevational gradients

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