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Research Article

Faster Speciation and Reduced Extinction in the Tropics Contribute to the Mammalian Latitudinal Diversity Gradient

  • Jonathan Rolland mail,

    jonathan.rolland@yahoo.fr (J.R.); helene.morlon@cmap.polytechnique.fr (H.M.)

    Affiliations: CNRS, UMR 7641 Centre de Mathématiques Appliquées (Ecole Polytechnique), Palaiseau, France, UMR 7204 MNHN–CNRS–UPMC Centre d'Ecologie et de Sciences de la Conservation, Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, CP51, Paris, France

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  • Fabien L. Condamine,

    Affiliation: CNRS, UMR 7641 Centre de Mathématiques Appliquées (Ecole Polytechnique), Palaiseau, France

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  • Frederic Jiguet,

    Affiliation: UMR 7204 MNHN–CNRS–UPMC Centre d'Ecologie et de Sciences de la Conservation, Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, CP51, Paris, France

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  • Hélène Morlon mail

    jonathan.rolland@yahoo.fr (J.R.); helene.morlon@cmap.polytechnique.fr (H.M.)

    Affiliation: CNRS, UMR 7641 Centre de Mathématiques Appliquées (Ecole Polytechnique), Palaiseau, France

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  • Published: January 28, 2014
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001775

About the Authors

Jonathan Rolland, Fabien L. Condamine, Hélène Morlon
CNRS, UMR 7641 Centre de Mathématiques Appliquées (Ecole Polytechnique), Palaiseau, France
Jonathan Rolland, Frederic Jiguet
UMR 7204 MNHN–CNRS–UPMC Centre d'Ecologie et de Sciences de la Conservation, Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, CP51, Paris, France

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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: JR HM. Performed the experiments: JR HM. Analyzed the data: JR FLB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JR FLB. Wrote the paper: JR FLC FJ HM.