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Phylogenetic diversity and the conservation biogeography of African primates

McGoogan, Keriann, Kivell, Tracy L., Hutchison, Matthew, Young, Hilary, Blanchard, Sean, Keeth, Margaret, Lehman, Shawn M. (2007) Phylogenetic diversity and the conservation biogeography of African primates. Journal of Biogeography, 34 (11). pp. 1962-1974. ISSN 1365-2699. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2699.2007.01759.x) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:43912)

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Aim Phylogenetics has an important role in conservation biogeography.

The phylogenetic diversity (PD) of a species is a measure of its taxonomic

among taxa. Species-specific metrics on PD can then be used to determine

rank 55 African primate species according to their conservation priorities at the

the following question: are there differences in conservation rankings between the

Location Africa.

on genetic studies. Analyses of species distributions were determined using

A node-based method that standardizes for widespread taxa and endemicity was

of the standardized, phylogenetic indices into three clusters that could be ranked

vulnerable, and lower risk.

Pan paniscus, Macaca sylvanus, Arctocebus calabarensis, Gorilla beringei, Arctocebus

solatus, Cercocebus galeritus, Colobus angolensis, Theropithecus gelada, Galagoides

rankings were highest for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (country level) and

IUCN conservation ranks and the PD rankings, there were significant differences

Main conclusions There are few ecological and behavioural data on populations

diversity. Studies of primate taxa with high PD rankings should focus on

ecology, and reproductive behaviour. We suggest that PD metrics can serve as an

important, complementary data set in the IUCN ranking system for primates.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/j.1365-2699.2007.01759.x
Uncontrolled keywords: Africa;catarrhines;conservation biogeography;conservation rankings;endemism;phylogenetics;primates
Subjects: Q Science
Q Science > QH Natural history
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH541 Ecology
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH75 Conservation (Biology)
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Depositing User: Tracy Kivell
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2014 14:53 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 12:56 UTC
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