Contributions to Zoology, 86 (2) – 2017

Evolutionary scenarios for the origin of an Antarctic tardigrade species based on molecular clock analyses and biogeographic data

Roberto Guidetti1, Sandra J. McInnes2, Michele Cesari3, Lorena Rebecchi4, Omar Rota-Stabelli5

1.  Department of Life Sciences, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Via Campi 213/D, Modena, 41125, Italy. E-mail: roberto.guidetti@unimore.it

2.  British Antarctic Survey, Natural Environment Research Council, High Cross, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0ET, UK

3.  Department of Life Sciences, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Via Campi 213/D, Modena, 41125, Italy

4.  Department of Life Sciences, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Via Campi 213/D, Modena, 41125, Italy.

5.  Research and Innovation Centre, Fondazione Edmund Mach, via Mach 1, San Michele all’Adige, Trento, 38010, Italy

Keywords: Gondwana,historical biogeography,Last Glacial Maximum,molecular clock dating,vicariance