The Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig
is a research museum of the Leibniz Association
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The goal of this project is to infer a phylogeographical hypothesis of a selected group of Lepidoptera, the subtribe Pronophilina, based on comprehensive phylogenetic and distributional data, and by doing so, to propose spatial and temporal patterns for the evolution of Andean faunas. The hypothesis is that the study group evolved in South America, and that its radiation is congruent with the uplift of the Andes and changing paleoclimates, hence with the availability of suitable habitats in South and continental Central America.
Prof. Tomasz Pyrcz, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland; Jose Cerdeña, Universidad Nacional de San Agustín, San Augustín, Peru; Oscar Mahecha, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia; Carlos Prieto, Universidad del Atlántico, Baranquilla, Colombia; Hugo Benitez, Universidad de Tarapacá, Arica, Chile
The National Science Centre (Poland)