Is speciation driven by species diversity? (Reply)

Brent C. Emerson, Niclas Kolm

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Cadena et al.1 question our conclusion that species diversity can positively influence speciation rate on the basis of their analysis of a data set for West Indian land birds, in which an additional variable is added — lineage age. Here we clarify our hypothesis and show why their system is not suitable for testing whether species diversity can drive speciation.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberE2
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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