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

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jbi.12494/abstract?systemMessage=Wiley+Online+Library+will+be+disrupted+on+7th+March+from+10%3A00-13%3A00+GMT+%2805%3A00-08%3A00+EST%29+for+essential+maintenance.++Apologies+for+the+inconvenience.

 

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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