The inverse latitudinal gradient in species richness of forest millipedes: Pentazonia Brandt, 1833

Mark Cooper
2022 Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies  
The Tropical Conservativism Hypothesis and Biogeographical Conservativism Hypothesis were tested in forest millipedes. Latitudinal diversity gradient (LDG) was measured in the infraclass Pentazonia to distinguish between the two hypotheses. There was a significant correlation between the number of species and latitudinal degrees away from the equator (r=-0.86, r 2 =0.75, n=47, p<0.01). An evolutionary preference for temperate environments appearing to have led to dispersal based on
more » ... /temperature gradients and predation was suggested.
doi:10.22271/j.ento.2022.v10.i1a.8914 fatcat:2yoom5ihz5getieodvkstorggu