Figure 2.

Phylogeny of the Indian Ocean Nephila species supports the hypothesis of an African origin; this combined with the haplotype networks (Figure 1) is consistent with a dispersal east into the more remote islands. Depicted are typical female morphologies from these islands. On the right are the results from the BEAST dating analysis, displaying estimated node ages of selected clades, bars represent 95% confidence intervals.

Kuntner and Agnarsson BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011 11:119   doi:10.1186/1471-2148-11-119
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