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New publication!

New paper in collaboration with the Lab of Animal Communication from Ewha Woman’s University, with Siti N. Othman as 1st author! Congratulations!

We determined that divergence time and ancestral range of Duttaphrynus melanostictus were strongly influenced by the Mid-Pleistocene Revolution, resulting in three segregated clades in the Eastern Indo-Malayan realm. We provide possible patterns of past dispersal pathways for the species on the East and Southeast Asian mainland, and highlight the association between dispersion on the Southern Sundaic and Wallacea with prehistoric humans migrations. Humans are also likely to have helped the species disperse to Taiwan again in recent times.

SD Othman_D melano_July 2020