Sensitivity of biogeographic reconstructions to the use of differential extinction rates [post]

Jose Luis Pinzón
2016 unpublished
Effects of differential extinction rates remain being an issue in biogeographic and evolutionary studies. Here, I use empirical examples and simulated datasets to asses how the specification of different extinction rates influences ancestral range estimation in historical biogeography. The results showed that variations in scale and asymmetry of extinction rates may have notorious effects in the accuracy of biogeographic inferences, specially when the rates of extinction are high. Further work
more » ... high. Further work may explore the behavior of current statistical methods of biogeographic inference with different estimates of extinction based on novel developments in this field.
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2440v1 fatcat:rgjjj27barck5fyxer62jppdji