25. Molecular Signatures of Neogene Biogeographical Events in the Amazon Fish Fauna

  1. C. Hoorn4 and
  2. F. P. Wesselingh5
  1. Nathan R. Lovejoy1,
  2. Stuart C. Willis2 and
  3. James S. Albert3

Published Online: 1 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444306408.ch25

Amazonia: Landscape and Species Evolution: A look into the past

Amazonia: Landscape and Species Evolution: A look into the past

How to Cite

Lovejoy, N. R., Willis, S. C. and Albert, J. S. (2009) Molecular Signatures of Neogene Biogeographical Events in the Amazon Fish Fauna, in Amazonia: Landscape and Species Evolution: A look into the past (eds C. Hoorn and F. P. Wesselingh), Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444306408.ch25

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Analysis, University of Amsterdam, Kruislaan 318, 1098 SM Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  2. 5

    Museum of Natural History, P.O. Box 9517, Darwinweg 2, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Toronto Scarborough, 1265 Military Trail, Toronto, ON, M1C 1A4 Canada

  2. 2

    School of Biological Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska, 68588 USA

  3. 3

    Department of Biology, University of Louisiana Lafayette, PO Box 42451, Lafayette, LA 70504-2451 USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JUL 2010
  2. Published Print: 8 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405181136

Online ISBN: 9781444306408

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Keywords:

  • molecular signatures of Neogene biogeographical events in Amazon fish fauna;
  • molecular genetics to biogeography - species limits and phylogenetic relationships;
  • Amazonian ichthyofauna - core of Neotropical freshwater region;
  • South American Platform, ancient block of continental crust underlying Amazonia;
  • Amazonian fish biogeography and morphology - taxonomy-based studies;
  • molecular data and species identity - challenging task;
  • biogeography of Amazonian fishes - cladistic analyses of individual clades;
  • novel phylogenetic methods and data sets - central to biogeographical understanding;
  • molecular signatures of Neogene palaeogeographic events;
  • molecular genetics in biogeography - pioneering stages

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Amazonia as the core of Neotropical fresh waters

  • Geological and palaeogeographic context

  • Molecular data and biogeography: considerations and opportunities

  • Progress to date: molecular signatures of Neogene palaeogeographic events

  • Conclusions and future challenges

  • Acknowledgements

  • References