Eva Verena Bärmann

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Antilopini (gazelles and their allies) are one of the most diverse but phylogenetically controversial groups of bovids. Here we provide a molecular phylogeny of this poorly understood taxon using combined analyses of mitochondrial (CYTB, COIII, 12S, 16S) and nuclear (KCAS, SPTBN1, PRKCI, MC1R, THYR) genes. We explore the influence of data partitioning and(More)
We recorded the relative timing of fusion of 29 ectocranial sutures in 480 skulls belonging to 35 extant and four fossil species from all major clades of terrestrial artiodactyls. The resulting data were studied in a phylogenetic context, using mapping of event-pairing of suture fusion events and Parsimov. As phylogenetic framework we generated a compound(More)
Understanding local adaptation and population differentiation is vital to the success of re-introduction initiatives. As other mammals living on islands, Arabian gazelles (G. arabica) show reduced body size on the Farasan archipelago, which we corroborated in this study through morphometric analyses of skulls. In the light of the steep population decline on(More)
The earliest known bovids, commonly placed in the genus Eotragus, are small species with short straight horns that are located above the orbits. Among living bovids there are several species that show a similar horn morphology. These dwarf antelopes were historically united in the group „Neotragini“, which is now known to be a polyphyletic assemblage. The(More)
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