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Table 2 The impact of the recognised biogeographic barriers in eastern Australia (Figure 1, Table 1) on vertebrates, invertebrates and plants.

From: Phylogeographic divergence in the widespread delicate skink (Lampropholis delicata) corresponds to dry habitat barriers in eastern Australia

Taxa Burdekin Gap St Lawrence Gap Kroombit Tops McPherson Range Hunter Valley Southern NSW East Gippsland Bass Strait Murray Basin
Vertebrates          
   Freshwater fish          
Pseudomugil signifier [69] Y N - S N - - - -
   Amphibians          
Crinia signifera [79] - - S S N Y Y Y Y
Limnodynastes peronii [67] Y N S N Y S S N -
Limnodynastes tasmaniensis [67] Y N S N S S Y N Y
Litoria aurea [98] - - - - N - - - -
Litoria citropa species group [73, 77] - - Y Y Y Y - - -
Litoria fallax [66] Y S Y Y - - - - -
   Reptiles          
Acritoscincus duperreyi [76] - - - - - - S Y Y
Acritoscincus platynotum [76] - - - - Y S - - -
Carlia rubrigularis/rhomboidalis [22] Y - - - - - - - -
Diporiphora australis [68] Y Y S N - - - - -
Hoplocephalus stephensi [78] - - S Y - - - - -
Lampropholis guichenoti [26] - - - Y Y Y Y - Y
Lerista bougainvilii [83] - - - - S S S Y N
Liopholis whitii [74] - - - S Y Y Y N Y
Notechis scutatus [85] - - - S S S S N Y
Saproscincus mustelinus [75] - - - - Y S S - -
   Birds          
Ptilonorhynchus violaceus [71] S S Y N N Y N - -
Sericornis frontalis [19] N N S S S S S - S
Sericornis magnirostris [19] Y N S S S - - - -
Sericornis citeogularis [19] Y - S S S - - - -
   Mammals          
Dasyurus maculates [84] N N - S N S S Y -
Petaurus australis [99] Y S S N S S S - -
Invertebrates          
Catomerus polymerus (M) [88] - - - - - - - Y -
Catostylus mosaicus (M) [86] - - - - - - - Y -
Drosophila birchii [100] N S - - - - - - -
Nerita atramentosa (M) [87] - - - - - - - Y -
Plants          
Eucalyptus grandis [101] S S - N S - - - -
  1. Impact codes: Y = genetic break present across barrier; N: no genetic break observed across the barrier; S = insufficient sampling to examine the impact of the barrier;-= species distribution does not span the barrier. Several marine species (M) are included to investigate the impact of Bass Strait land bridges.