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Colonization and branching times of Noctilionoid bats from the Greater Antilles.


A list containing the colonization and branching times of the noctilionoid bats of the Greater Antilles. Main dataset used in Valente, Etienne and Dávalos (2017) Nature Ecology and Evolution. Island age 20 Myr and mainland pool size of 100 species.
The first element of the list has two components:

$island_age - the island age
$not_present - the number of mainland lineages that are not present on the island

The following elements of the list each contain information on a single colonist lineage on the island and has 5 components:

$colonist_name - the name of the species or clade that colonized the island
$branching_times - island age followed by stem age of the population/species in the case of Non-endemic, Non-endemic_MaxAge species and Endemic species with no close relatives on the island. For endemic clades with more than one species on the island (cladogenetic clades/ radiations) these should be island age followed by the branching times of the island clade including the stem age of the clade.
$stac - the status of the colonist

* Non_endemic_MaxAge: 1
* Endemic: 2
* Endemic&Non_Endemic: 3
* Non_endemic: 4
* Endemic_MaxAge: 5 or 6

$missing_species - number of island species that were not sampled for particular clade (only applicable for endemic clades)
$type1or2 - whether the colonist belongs to type 1 or type 2. In this dataset all are equal to 1.


A list with 17 elements, the first of which contains 2 elements and the following 16 containing 5 components.


Valente L, Etienne RS, Dávalos (2017) Recent extinctions disturb path to equilibrium diversity in Caribbean bats. Nature Ecology and Evolution, 1, 26.

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