New paper on desert tarantulas!

Amojave_fangs&AISGraham, M. R., Hendrixson, B. E., Hamilton, C. A., Bond, J. E. (2015), Miocene extensional tectonics explain ancient patterns of diversification among turret-building tarantulas (Aphonopelma mojave group) in the Mojave and Sonoran deserts. Journal of Biogeography. doi: 10.1111/jbi.12494


Top: Adult Aphonopelma mojave displaying its chelicerae and fangs.

Bottom: Landscape interpolation of pairwise genetic distances among populations of A. mojave group tarantulas.

*Neither image was included in the manuscript.




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