This function slices a dated phylogenetic tree at successive time depths back in time by collapsing younger phylogenetic branches into older ones to infer the origins of species assemblages.
timeslice(phy, n = 0.2, collapse = FALSE, ...)
A dated phylogenetic tree as an object of class “phylo”.
Time depth to slice the phylogenetic tree (often in millions of years for dated trees).
Logical, collapse internal edges with zero edge length.
arguments passed among methods.
A tree with the phylogenetic structure removed at the specified time depth
Daru, B.H., van der Bank, M. & Davies, T.J. (2018) Unravelling the evolutionary origins of biogeographic assemblages. Diversity and Distributions 24: 313–324.