Phylogenetic information provides valuable insight on historical relationships among regions, permitting the identification of evolutionarily unique regions of the world."
“Wallace’s map still makes a lot of sense,” said Jean-Philippe Lessard, an ecologist at McGill University in Montreal who was formerly at the University of Copenhagen. “We’re not inventing anything here, we’re just implementing Wallace’s vision at an age where we have tons of DNA and more information on where species are on the planet.”- see the article in New York Times. Article: Holt et al., 2012. An update of Wallace’s zoogeographic regions of the world. Science, 339 (6115): 74-78. DOI: 10.1126/science.1228282. Published online 20 Dec 2012.
Google Earth resource available from: http://macroecology.ku.dk/resources/wallace.
Thanks to Leong Wai for the alert.