Contributions to Zoology, 77 (2) - 2008

Species diversity and endemism: testing the mid-domain effect on species richness patterns of songbirds in the Palearctic Region

Mansour Aliabadian1,2, Ronald Sluys1, Cees S. Roselaar1, Vincent Nijman3

1.  Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics & Zoological Museum, University of Amsterdam, P.O. Box 94766, 1090 GT Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2.  Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran

3.  Oxford Brookes University, School of Social Sciences and Law, Department of Anthropology and Geography, OX3 0BP Oxford, UK

Keywords: Aves, endemism, hotspot analysis, mid-domain effect, Palearctic, songbirds