An alternative hypothesis on the faunal colonization of the Himalayas?

Until now, the fauna of the Himalayas was considered to be an "immigration fauna", with species that have immigrated primarily from neighbouring regions to the west and east since the geological formation of this mountain range. Using molecular-genetic methods, a German-Chinese research team has now tested an alternative colonization hypothesis on lazy toads (Pelobatoidea). The findings indicate that this group arose earlier than assumed in southern Tibet, and went on to colonize the Himalayas from there after its formation. The immigration and evolution of many species in the Himalayas might therefore have taken a different course than previously assumed.

An alternative hypothesis on the faunal colonization of the Himalayas?

Until now, the fauna of the Himalayas was considered to be an "immigration fauna", with species that have immigrated primarily from neighbouring regions to the west and east since the geological ...

Thu 15 Jun 17 from Phys.org

Alternative hypothesis on the faunal colonization of the Himalayas?, Thu 15 Jun 17 from ScienceDaily

An alternative hypothesis on the faunal colonization of the Himalayas?, Thu 15 Jun 17 from Eurekalert

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