Geographic and environmental spaces for Dipodomys merriami. Top: extent of occurrence polygon for the distribution of D. merriami in the United States (gold, centroid shown by black and white circle), representing the range area analyzed by Dallas et al. (2017), and the full range of the species (blue, centroid show as a cross; polygon from IUCN). Note that the true range centroid falls outside of the convex hull analyzed by Dallas et al. (2017). Bottom: 1799 data points from GBIF (see text) in a space of the first two climatic principal components used by Dallas. et al. (2017; see text). Points in gold are the reduced portion (United States) of the species range analyzed by Dallas et al. (2017); points in blue cover the entire range of the species.

  Part of: Soberón J, Peterson TA, Osorio-Olvera L (2018) A comment on “Species are not most abundant in the centre of their geographic range or climatic niche”. Rethinking Ecology 3: 13-18.