Macaronesia_datalist: Colonization and branching times of terrestrial avifaunal...

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A list containing the colonization and branching times of the terrestrial avifauna in 4 archipelagos: Azores, Canary Islands, Cape Verde and Madeira. It is an R list object with the 4 main elements corresponding to each of the archipelagos (e.g. Macaronesia_datalist[[1]] calls the Azores data). Each of the four elements is then made of several elemants:

The first element of the list for an archipelago 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 contains 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 and stem age of the population/species in the case of Non-endemic, Non-endemic_MaxAge, Endemic_MaxAge and Endemic anagenetic species. For cladogenetic species the island age and branching times of the radiation including the stem age of the radiation are shown.
$stac - the status of the colonist

* Non_endemic_MaxAge: 1
* Endemic: 2
* Endemic&Non_Endemic: 3
* Non_endemic: 4

* Endemic_MaxAge: 5

$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 4 main elements for each archipelago. Each element has several sub-elements.


Valente L., Illera J.C, Havenstein K., Pallien T., Etienne R.S., Tiedemann R. Macroevolutionary dynamics in Atlantic island avifaunas: were MacArthur & Wilson right about equilibrium? Under review.

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