Current distribution maps of the major rodent clades. Color gradient represents species richness - a warmer color indicates higher richness. Black corresponds to areas where the group is not present. The maximum number of species in a cell (warmest color) for each clade is 49 (Myodonta), 16 (Castorimorpha), 6 (Anomaluromorpha), 33 (squirrel-related clade), and 18 (Ctenohystrica) respectively. Distribution width and topological asymmetry are indicated on the lower right part of the figure, together with the number of significant SDR (shifts in diversification rate).
Fabre et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2012 12:88 doi:10.1186/1471-2148-12-88