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Phylogenetic relationships within the extant Mustelidae (Carnivora): appraisal of the cladistic status of the Simpsonian subfamilies
Abstract Cladistic analysis of extant mustelids based on a data matrix consisting of 30 characters derived from morphological study of the head skeleton in all 23 genera, and 16 characters gleanedExpand
Species names in phylogenetic nomenclature.
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Here, 13 methods for naming species in the context of phylogenetic nomenclature are contrasted with each other and with Linnaean binomials and a fundamental dichotomy among the proposed methods distinguishes those that retain the entire binomial of a preexisting species name fromThose that retain only the specific epithet. Expand
Supraspecific taxa as terminals in cladistic analysis: implicit assumptions of monophyly and a comparison of methods
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There does not seem to be a reliable way to determine when a paraphyletic group has been included in the analysis (e.g. through bootstrap values or indices measuring homoplasy), and the implications for phylogenetic analyses of molecular data are discussed. Expand
The Role of Phylogenetic Analysis in the Inference of Unpreserved Attributes of Extinct Taxa
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The results of phylogenetic and extrapolatory approaches to the reconstruction of the shoulder musculature of the ornithomimid Struthiomimus are compared and it is suggested that the phylogenetic inference should be overturned only when the functional or other extrapolatories evidence is compelling. Expand
EXPLICITNESS, STABILITY, AND UNIVERSALITY IN THE PHYLOGENETIC DEFINITION AND USAGE OF TAXON NAMES: A CASE STUDY OF THE PHYLOGENETIC TAXONOMY OF THE CARNIVORA (MAMMALIA)
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Conventions can promote universality in the formation, definition, and usage of taxon names in phylogenetic taxonomy and help to promote the ac- ceptance of phylogeneticTaxonomy by biologists. Expand
Phylogenetic Relationships and Systematics of the Nimravidae (Carnivora)
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Reevaluation of the morphology of the crania, dentitions, and postcrania of the Eocene to Oligocene nimravines and Miocene barbourofelines confirms recent suggestions that each group is monophyletic, and indicates that a sister-group relationship between the Nimravidae and the Aeluroidea has the greatest support. Expand
Observations and comments on the reliability of muscle reconstruction in fossil vertebrates
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The amount of myological information that can be deciphered from the osteology in Canis and Ursus is greater than that reported for particular members of other vertebrate groups which suggests that there may be differences in the degree to which muscles can be reconstructed from superficial osteology alone. Expand
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