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Biogeography Of Aquatic And Semiaquatic Heteroptera In the Grand Canyon Ecoregion, Southwestern USA

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Stevens, Lawrence E, and Polhemus, John T, Biogeography Of Aquatic And Semiaquatic Heteroptera In the Grand Canyon Ecoregion, Southwestern USA: .

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We examined the biogeography of aquatic and semiaquatic Heteroptera (ASH) in the Grand Canyon (GC) ecoregion (GCE) on and adjacent to the southern Colorado Plateau. We report 89 ASH taxa in 86 species, 37 genera, and 14 families in the GCE, including 54 ASH taxa detected within or on the rims of GC and its major tributaries, a fauna 3.8-fold greater than previously reported. We tested 2 groups of biogeographic hypotheses to account for this high level of diversity, demonstrating an underlying pattern of mixed biogeographic affinity and strong landform-climate effects. Equal numbers of ASH taxa were derived from allochthonous (neotropical and nearctic) sources and autochthonous (range-centered) sources. A negative linear relationship [...]

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