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Toward a phylogenetic classification of Primates based on DNA evidence complemented by fossil evidence.
A provisional primate classification based on DNA evidence and the time scale provided by fossils and the model of local molecular clocks has all named taxa represent clades and assigns the same taxonomic rank to those clades of roughly equivalent age.
Phylogeny and Evolution of Selected Primates as Determined by Sequences of the ε-Globin Locus and 5′ Flanking Regions
Results support the hypothesis that nonhuman primates of Madagascar descended from a single lineage, as local molecular clock calculations indicate that the divergence of lemuroid and lorisoid lineages, and the earliest diversification of leMuroids, occurred during the Eocene.
Evidence on mammalian phylogeny from sequences of exon 28 of the von Willebrand factor gene.
Phylogenetic relationships among 27 extant mammalian species were studied using sequences of exon 28 of the gene encoding von Willebrand Factor (vWF), a glycoprotein which functions in blood clotting to provide strong support for the monophyly of both bats and rodents.
Molecular Phylogenetics of the Phyllostomid Bat Genus micronycteris with Descriptions of Two New Subgenera
DNA sequence variation in the cytochrome-b gene and intron 7 of the nuclear fibrinogen, B beta polypeptide gene for 45 specimens of the bat genus Micronycteris, including all currently recognized species except M. sanborni, indicates that cryptic species probably exist within the taxa currently recognized as M. megalotis and M. hirsuta.
Evidence for biased gene conversion in concerted evolution of ribosomal DNA.
Concerted evolution of rDNA in parthenogenetic lizards of hybrid origin is strongly biased toward one of two parental sequences, which is consistent with biased gene conversion as the operative mechanism.
Evolutionary History of Bats: Molecular time scale of diversification of feeding strategy and morphology in New World Leaf-Nosed Bats (Phyllostomidae): a phylogenetic perspective
Specializations in feeding specialization among phyllostomids are remarkable when viewed in the context of the concomitant suite of adaptations associated with the sensory apparatus, locomotion, digestion, dentition, kidney function, and reproduction.
Sequences of the primate ϵ-globin gene: implications for systematics of the marmosets and other New World primates
Sequences of the primate epsilon-globin gene: implications for systematics of the marmosets and other New World primates.
The authors' data support recent studies which indicate that C. pygmaea should be included in the genus Callithrix, and indicate that without the pygmy marmoset the genus callithrix would be paraphyletic.
Population Cytogenetics and Evolution of the Sceloporus grammicus Complex (Iguanidae) in Central Mexico
The fine resolution collecting and mapping efforts revealed several additional zones of parapatric hybridization between different cytotypes and brings the total number of hybrid zones identified from chromosomal markers to seven.
TIMESCALE OF DIVERSIFICATION OF FEEDING STRATEGY AND MORPHOLOGY IN NEW WORLD LEAF-NOSED BATS ( PHYLLOSTOMIDAE ) : A PHYLOGENETIC PERSPECTIVE
- R. Baker, O. R. Bininda‐Emonds, H. Mantilla-Meluk, C. Porter, Ronald A. Van Den, Bussche
- Biology, Environmental Science
Among phyllostomids additional examples of feeding specialization exist, including subsisting exclusively on insects, as well as primarily on fruit, nectar, frogs, rodents, and other vertebrates.