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Phylogeny of Gobioidei and Placement within Acanthomorpha, with a New Classification and Investigation of Diversification and Character Evolution
This study integrates and expands previous molecular phylogenetic hypotheses to infer a comprehensive gobioid phylogeny, including a variety of outgroup taxa included to confirm sister taxon identity and position of the group among other acanthomorphs.
Phylogeny of Gobiidae and identification of gobiid lineages
This study builds on previous work in which gobiids were placed among their gobioid relatives by adding additional taxa as well as additional markers, providing a much more comprehensive portrait of gobiid intrarelationships and including all major lineages of gobies.
Comparative phylogeography of five sympatric Hypseleotris species (Teleostei: Eleotridae) in south‐eastern Australia reveals a complex pattern of drainage basin exchanges with little congruence
Five closely related species in the fish genus Hypseleotris are studied to investigate the relative roles of drainage divide crossings and movement during lowered sea levels between drainage basins and biogeographical provinces based on the phylogeographical patterns within the group.
RATES OF MOLECULAR EVOLUTION: Phylogenetic Issues and Applications
Methods for assessing rate variability are reviewed, and comparative absolute rates of change for five sets of mitochondrial DNAs in 12 vertebrates for application in phylogenetic analyses are estimated.
Phylogenetic placement of the European sand gobies in Gobionellidae and characterization of gobionellid lineages (Gobiiformes: Gobioidei).
  • C. Thacker
  • Biology, Environmental Science
  • 28 February 2013
Placement of Pomatoschistus and relatives in Gobionellidae rather than Gobiidae is significant in that it indicates that sand gobies are not closely related to other European gobies, and has implications for any comparative evolutionary or biogeographic studies.
Biogeography of goby lineages (Gobiiformes: Gobioidei): origin, invasions and extinction throughout the Cenozoic
  • C. Thacker
  • Environmental Science, Biology
  • 1 September 2015
To combine a time‐calibrated phylogeny with distributional, fossil and geomorphological data to infer the patterns of lineage origins and biogeography among gobies.
Molecular phylogeny of Vetigastropoda reveals non-monophyletic Scissurellidae , Trochoidea , and Fissurelloidea
A molecular phylogeny using cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1, Histone H3, and 18S rRNA, comprising 3038 aligned characters, was developed for 38 ingroup vetigastropods and two neritimorph outgroups, supporting the monophyly of Fissurellidae, Haliotidae, Lepetodrilidae, Pleurotomariidae, and Peltospiridae.
Explosive diversification of marine fishes at the Cretaceous–Palaeogene boundary
This work uses targeted enrichment of >1,000 ultraconserved elements in conjunction with a divergence time analysis to resolve relationships among 120 major acanthomorph lineages and provide a new timescale for acanthomorphic radiation in the wake of the K–Pg boundary.