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Contrasting patterns of Andean diversification among three diverse clades of Neotropical clearwing butterflies

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Chazot, Nicolas [1, 2] ; De-Silva, Donna Lisa [2] ; Willmott, Keith R. [3] ; Freitas, Andre V. L. [4, 5] ; Lamas, Gerardo [6] ; Mallet, James [7] ; Giraldo, Carlos E. [8] ; Uribe, Sandra [9] ; Elias, Marianne [2]
Total Authors: 9
[1] Lund Univ, Dept Biol, Lund - Sweden
[2] Sorbonne Univ, CNRS, MNHN, UPMC, EPHE, ISYEB, UMR 7205, Inst Systemat, Evolut, Biodivers, Paris - France
[3] Univ Florida, Florida Museum Nat Hist, McGuire Ctr Lepidoptera & Biodivers, Gainesville, FL 32611 - USA
[4] Univ Estadual Campinas, Museu Zool, Inst Biol, Campinas, SP - Brazil
[5] Univ Estadual Campinas, Dept Biol, Campinas, SP - Brazil
[6] Univ Nacl San Marcos, Museo Hist Nat, Lima - Peru
[7] Harvard Univ, Dept Organism & Evolutionary Biol, Cambridge, MA 02138 - USA
[8] Univ Catolica Oriente, Grp Invest Sanidad Vegetal, Rionegro - Colombia
[9] Univ Nacl Colombia, Medellin - Colombia
Total Affiliations: 9
Document type: Journal article
Source: ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION; v. 8, n. 8, p. 3965-3982, APR 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 2

The Neotropical region is the most biodiverse on Earth, in a large part due to the highly diverse tropical Andean biota. The Andes are a potentially important driver of diversification within the mountains and for neighboring regions. We compared the role of the Andes in diversification among three subtribes of Ithomiini butterflies endemic to the Neotropics, Dircennina, Oleriina, and Godyridina. The diversification patterns of Godyridina have been studied previously. Here, we generate the first time-calibrated phylogeny for the largest ithomiine subtribe, Dircennina, and we reanalyze a published phylogeny of Oleriina to test different biogeographic scenarios involving the Andes within an identical framework. We found common diversification patterns across the three subtribes, as well as major differences. In Dircennina and Oleriina, our results reveal a congruent pattern of diversification related to the Andes with an Andean origin, which contrasts with the Amazonian origin and multiple Andean colonizations of Godyridina. In each of the three subtribes, a clade diversified in the Northern Andes at a faster rate. Diversification within Amazonia occurred in Oleriina and Godyridina, while virtually no speciation occurred in Dircennina in this region. Dircennina was therefore characterized by higher diversification rates within the Andes compared to non-Andean regions, while in Oleriina and Godyridina, we found no difference between these regions. Our results and discussion highlight the importance of comparative approaches in biogeographic studies. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/50225-3 - Natural history, phylogeny and conservation of Neotropical Lepidoptera
Grantee:André Victor Lucci Freitas
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 12/50260-6 - Structure and evolution of the Amazonian biota and its environment: an integrative approach
Grantee:Lúcia Garcez Lohmann
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 13/50297-0 - Dimensions US-BIOTA São Paulo: a multidisciplinary framework for biodiversity prediction in the Brazilian Atlantic forest hotspot
Grantee:Cristina Yumi Miyaki
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Thematic Grants