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Multigene phylogeny of the Mustelidae: Resolving relationships, tempo and biogeographic history of a mammalian adaptive radiation
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Using Bayesian dating techniques, phylogenetic and dating analyses suggest that mustelid diversification may have been spurred by a combination of faunal turnover events and diversification at lower trophic levels, ultimately caused by climatically driven environmental changes. Expand
Single origin of Malagasy Carnivora from an African ancestor
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A multi-gene phylogenetic analysis is used to show that Malagasy carnivorans are monophyletic and thus the product of a single colonization of Madagascar by an African ancestor, and that a single event cannot explain the presence of both groups in Madagascar. Expand
Molecular systematics and origin of sociality in mongooses (Herpestidae, Carnivora).
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The results suggested unexpected phylogenetic relationships: the genus Cynictis is included in the solitary mongoose clade, and the genus Herpestes is polyphyletic, showing the potential benefit of using such characters in phylogeny. Expand
Molecular phylogeny of the Herpestidae (Mammalia, Carnivora) with a special emphasis on the Asian Herpestes.
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The results confirmed the paraphyly of the HerPestes genus and other phylogenetic relationships, which previously had only been moderately supported, and the Asian herpestid species were found to form a monophyletic group within the Herpestidae. Expand
Exhaustive sample set among Viverridae reveals the sister-group of felids: the linsangs as a case of extreme morphological convergence within Feliformia
  • P. Gaubert, G. Véron
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London…
  • 7 December 2003
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The morphotype reappearance from the Asiatic to the African linsangs suggests that the genome of the Feliformia conserved its potential ability of expression for a peculiar adaptive phenotype throughout evolution, in this case arboreality and hypercarnivory in tropical forest. Expand
Systematic status and biogeography of the Javan and small Indian mongooses (Herpestidae, Carnivora)
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The phylogenetic analyses revealed that the Javan and Small Indian mongooses grouped in two separate clades with their range limits located in Myanmar. Expand
Ancestral capture of syncytin-Car1, a fusogenic endogenous retroviral envelope gene involved in placentation and conserved in Carnivora
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This gene is the oldest syncytin gene identified to date, and it is the first in a new major clade of eutherian mammals. Expand
Evolutionary history of the Paradoxurus palm civets – a new model for Asian biogeography
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It is suggested that the flooding of the Isthmus of Kra during the Pliocene was a major event shaping the diversification of Paradoxurus palm civets, and this species should be split into at least three species. Expand
INTEGRATIVE TAXONOMY AND PHYLO- GENETIC SYSTEMATICS OF THE GENETS (CARNIVORA, VIVERRIDAE, GENETTA): A NEW CLASSIFICATION OF THE MOST SPECIOSE CARNIVORAN GENUS IN AFRICA
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A new classification, including discriminant morphological diagnoses, is proposed, which provides for the first time a synthetic description of the reassessed species diversity within the genus Genetta. Expand
Patterns of cryptic hybridization revealed using an integrative approach: a case study on genets (Carnivora, Viverridae, Genetta spp.) from the southern African subregion
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Levels of hybridization among the southern African genets are assessed, and the role of ecological factors on the hybridization patterns detected are questioned, and it appears that seasonality of precipitation and periods of annual frost may play stringent roles in the distribution of genets. Expand
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