Echinotriton maxiquadratus • A Missing Geographic Link in the Distribution of the Genus Echinotriton (Caudata: Salamandridae) with Description of A New Species from southern China

Disjunct geographic distribution of a species or a group of species is the product of long-term interaction between organisms and the environment. Filling the distributional gap by discovery of a new population or a species has significant biogeographic implications, because it suggests a much wider past distribution and provides evidence for the route of range expansion/contraction. Leer más.