New paper about Muricilus accepted
Meheretu Y., Šumbera R. & Bryja J., in press: Enigmatic Ethiopian endemic rodent Muriculus imberbis (Rüppell 1842) represents a separate lineage within genus Mus
Praomys paper online
Bryja J., Mikula O., Patzenhauerová H., Oguge N., ŠumberaR. & Verheyen E., 2014: The role of dispersal and vicariance in the Pleistocene history of an East African mountain rodent, Praomys delectorum. Journal of Biogeography, 41: 196-208.
Added Belfast, Rovaniemi and Zoodny 2013 conference contributions
Dobigny G, Tatard C, Gauthier P, Ba K, Duplantier J-M, et al. (2013) Mitochondrial and Nuclear Genes-Based Phylogeography of Arvicanthis niloticus (Murinae) and Sub-Saharan Open Habitats Pleistocene History. PLoS ONE 8(11): e77815.
Abstract of the abstract
- East Africa origin concomitantly with expanding grasslands some 2 Ma
- 4 parapatric lineages differentiated following Pleistocene bioclimatic cycles
- Allopatric genetic divergence within savannah refuges during humid episodes
- Dispersal during arid ones
- Secondary contact zones around geographic barrier (Niger River and Lake Chad basins)
Phylogrant Meeting will be held in Studenec (new building) on 18th of November 2013.
John J. Schenk, Kevin C. Rowe and Scott J. Steppan
Ecological Opportunity and Incumbency in the Diversification of Repeated Continental Colonizations by Muroid Rodents
Systematic Biology 2013
… Consistent with the fossil record, we identified Eurasia as the most likely origin of the group and reconstructed five to seven colonizations of Africa, five of North America, four of Southeast Asia, two of South America, two of Sahul, one of Madagascar, and eight to ten recolonizations of Eurasia …