Cryptic biodiversity in a changing world
1 Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia
2 Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Yale Institute of Biospheric Studies, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520-8106, USA
Journal of Biology 2007, 6:9 doi:10.1186/jbiol60Published: 21 December 2007
DNA studies are revealing the extent of hidden, or cryptic, biodiversity. Two new studies challenge paradigms about cryptic biodiversity and highlight the importance of adding a historical and biogeographic dimension to biodiversity research.