Table 3

Taxonomic affinities and ecological preferences of species in the Sternopriscus tarsalis radiation
Species Complex Altitude Habitat Climate
S. alpinus 2 2 2 1
S. tasmanicus 2 0 1* 2
S. wehnckei 2 0 1 0
S. barbarae 1 0 0 0
S. meadfootii 1 1 1 2
S. montanus 1 2 2 ?
S. mundanus 1 1 ** 2 1
S. tarsalis 0 0 1 2
S. weckwerthi 0 2 2 0
S. williamsi 1 1 2 ?

Complex: 0 = S. tarsalis, 1 = S. meadfootii, 2 = S. tasmanicus. Altitude: preferred altitude range, 0 = < 500 m, 1 = 500 – 1000 m, 2 = > 1000 m. Habitat: 0 = rheophilic, 1 = eurytopic, 2 = acidophilic. Climate: according to the dominating climate variables in the ENM, 0 = cool summers, 1 = cool winters, 2 = wet winters. *: Also occurs in habitats with moderate salinity. **: Actual altitudinal range is 200 – 1550 m.

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