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Quaternary climate changes as speciation drivers in the Amazon floodplains

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Author(s):
Thom, Gregory [1, 2] ; Xue, Alexander T. [3, 4, 5, 6] ; Sawakuchi, Andre O. [7] ; Ribas, Camila C. [8] ; Hickerson, Michael J. [3, 9, 10] ; Aleixo, Alexandre [11, 12] ; Miyaki, Cristina [2]
Total Authors: 7
Affiliation:
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[1] Amer Museum Nat Hist, Dept Ornithol, New York, NY 10024 - USA
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Genet & Biol Evolut, Rua Matao 277, Cidade Univ, BR-05508090 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[3] CUNY City Coll, Dept Biol, Marshak Sci Bldg, New York, NY 10031 - USA
[4] Rutgers State Univ, Human Genet Inst New Jersey, 604 Allison Rd, Piscataway, NJ 08854 - USA
[5] Rutgers State Univ, Dept Genet, 604 Allison Rd, Piscataway, NJ 08854 - USA
[6] Cold Spring Harbor Lab, Simons Ctr Quantitat Biol, One Bungtown Rd, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724 - USA
[7] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Geociencias, Rua Lago 562, BR-05508080 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[8] INPA, Av Andre Araujo 2936, BR-69060001 Manaus, Amazonas - Brazil
[9] City Univ New York, Grad Ctr, New York, NY 10016 - USA
[10] Amer Museum Nat Hist, New York Div Invertebrate Zool, New York, NY 10024 - USA
[11] Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi, Caixa Postal 399, BR-66040170 Belem, Para - Brazil
[12] Univ Helsinki, Finnish Museum Nat Hist, Helsinki - Finland
Total Affiliations: 12
Document type: Journal article
Source: SCIENCE ADVANCES; v. 6, n. 11 MAR 2020.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

The role of climate as a speciation driver in the Amazon has long been discussed. Phylogeographic studies have failed to recover synchronous demographic responses across taxa, although recent evidence supports the interaction between rivers and climate in promoting speciation. Most studies, however, are biased toward upland forest organisms, while other habitats are poorly explored and could hold valuable information about major historical processes. We conducted a comparative phylogenomic analysis of floodplain forest birds to explore the effects of historical environmental changes and current connectivity on population differentiation. Our findings support a similar demographic history among species complexes, indicating that the central portion of the Amazon River basin is a suture zone for taxa isolated across the main Amazonian sub-basins. Our results also suggest that changes in the fluvial landscape induced by climate variation during the Mid- and Late Pleistocene drove population isolation, leading to diversification with subsequent secondary contact. (AU)

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
FAPESP's process: 17/25720-7 - Comparative phylogeography of montane bird species from southern Atlantic Forest: Integrating evolutionary and ecological traits in the study of community assemblage
Grantee:Gregory Thom e Silva
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 14/00113-2 - Comparative phylogeography of four Amazonian lineages of birds: accessing biogeographic patterns based on ultra-conserved elements
Grantee:Gregory Thom e Silva
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 18/17869-3 - Comparative phylogeography of montane bird species from southern Atlantic Forest: Integrating evolutionary and ecological traits in the study of community assemblage
Grantee:Gregory Thom e Silva
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Post-doctor
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: 15/12551-7 - Comparative phylogeography of three "varzea" forest bird lineages: surveying new biogeographic patterns for Amazonia
Grantee:Gregory Thom e Silva
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate