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Research Article

Speciation and Extinction Drive the Appearance of Directional Range Size Evolution in Phylogenies and the Fossil Record

  • Alex L. Pigot mail,

    alex.pigot@zoo.ox.ac.uk

    Affiliations: Edward Grey Institute, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom, Division of Biology, Department of Life Sciences, Imperial College London, Ascot, United Kingdom, Grantham Institute for Climate Change, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Ian P. F. Owens,

    Affiliations: Division of Biology, Department of Life Sciences, Imperial College London, Ascot, United Kingdom, Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom

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  • C. David L. Orme

    Affiliations: Division of Biology, Department of Life Sciences, Imperial College London, Ascot, United Kingdom, Grantham Institute for Climate Change, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Published: February 21, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001260

About the Authors

Alex L. Pigot
Edward Grey Institute, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
Alex L. Pigot, Ian P. F. Owens, C. David L. Orme
Division of Biology, Department of Life Sciences, Imperial College London, Ascot, United Kingdom
Alex L. Pigot, C. David L. Orme
Grantham Institute for Climate Change, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
Ian P. F. Owens
Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: alex.pigot@zoo.ox.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

The author(s) have made the following declarations about their contributions: Conceived and designed the experiments: ALP. Performed the experiments: ALP CDLO. Analyzed the data: ALP CDLO. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: ALP CDLO IPFO. Wrote the paper: ALP CDLO IPFO.