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Early penguin fossils, plus mitochondrial genomes, calibrate avian evolution.
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A test for events around the Late Cretaceous is reported by describing the earliest penguin fossils, analyzing complete mitochondrial genomes from an albatross, a petrel, and a loon, and describing the gradual decline of pterosaurs at the same time modern birds radiate. Expand
Pinniped phylogeny and a new hypothesis for their origin and dispersal.
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The hypothesis posits that pinnipeds originated on the North American continent with early otarioid and otariid divergences taking place in the northeast Pacific and those of the phocids in coastal areas of southeast N America for later dispersal to colder environments in the N Atlantic and the Arctic Basin, and in Antarctic waters. Expand
Mammalian mitogenomic relationships and the root of the eutherian tree
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A mitogenomic study based on the set of protein-coding genes from complete mt genomes of 60 mammalian species finds that the previously unrepresented order Dermoptera (flying lemurs) fell within Primates as the sister group of Anthropoidea, making Primates paraphyletic. Expand
Mitogenomic analyses provide new insights into cetacean origin and evolution.
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The results suggest that the ancestors of recent cetaceans had an explosive evolutionary radiation 30-35 million years before present, and that the claimed morphological similarities between Mesonychia and Cetacea are the result of evolutionary convergence rather than common ancestry. Expand
Mitogenomic relationships of placental mammals and molecular estimates of their divergences.
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The current estimates of ordinal placental divergences are congruent with recent estimates based on nuclear data, but inconsistent with paleontological notions that have placed the origin of essentially all placental orders within an interval of 5-10 MY in the early Tertiary. Expand
Marsupial relationships and a timeline for marsupial radiation in South Gondwana.
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The results suggest that marsupials colonized Australia twice from Antarctica/South America and that the divergence between Microbiotheria and its Australian relatives coincided with the geological separation of Antarctica and Australia. Expand
The complete mitochondrial DNA sequence of the horse, Equus caballus: extensive heteroplasmy of the control region.
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Comparison among the peptide-coding genes of the horse and eight other mammals suggests that the boundaries of some mt genes should be redefined. Expand
Molecular Timing of Primate Divergences as Estimated by Two Nonprimate Calibration Points
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The findings show that recalculation is necessary of all molecular datings based directly or indirectly on a Cercopithecoidea/Hominoidea split 30 MYBP, and all hominoid divergences receive a much earlier dating. Expand
Mitogenomic analyses of caniform relationships.
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The mitogenomic result is inconsistent with that understanding at the same time as it provides insight into the time of the domestication of the dog relative to basal humanMitogenomic divergences. Expand
The Complete Mitochondrial DNA Sequence of the Pig (Sus scrofa)
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The complete mitochondrial genome sequence of the pig, Sus scrofa, was determined and identified the pig (Suiformes) as a sister group of a cow/whale clade, making Artiodactyla paraphyletic. Expand
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