Contributions to Zoology, 76 (3) – 2007

Low predictive power of mid-domain effect to explain geographic species richness patterns in Palearctic songbirds

M. Aliabadian1,2, C.S. Roselaar1, R. Sluys1, V. Nijman1

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

2.  Faculty of Science, Department of BiologyFerdowsi, University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran

Keywords: Aves, Passeriformes, Palearctic, mid-domain effect, species richness, geographic range size.