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Calibration choice, rate smoothing, and the pattern of tetrapod diversification according to the long nuclear gene RAG-1.
A phylogeny of tetrapods is inferred from nearly complete sequences of the nuclear RAG-1 gene sampled across 88 taxa encompassing all major clades, analyzed via parsimony and Bayesian methods. TheExpand
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Convergent evolution and character correlation in burrowing reptiles: towards a resolution of squamate relationships
The affinities of three problematic groups of elongate, burrowing reptiles (amphisbaenians, dibamids and snakes) are reassessed through a phylogenetic analysis of all the major groups of squamates,Expand
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Generalized born model with a simple smoothing function
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We recast the calculation of the self‐electrostatic solvation energy to utilize a simple smoothing function at the dielectric boundary to provide consistency with Poisson–Boltzmann (PB) theory. Expand
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Snake phylogeny based on osteology, soft anatomy and ecology
  • M. Lee, J. D. Scanlon
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Biological reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical…
  • 1 August 2002
Relationships between the major lineages of snakes are assessed based on a phylogenetic analysis of the most extensive phenotypic data set to date (212 osteological, 48 soft anatomical, and threeExpand
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New analytic approximation to the standard molecular volume definition and its application to generalized Born calculations
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We present a new and improved analytic method for reproducing the Lee–Richards molecular volume, which is the most common volume definition for Poisson calculations. Expand
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Ancient DNA reveals elephant birds and kiwi are sister taxa and clarifies ratite bird evolution
The evolution of the ratite birds has been widely attributed to vicariant speciation, driven by the Cretaceous breakup of the supercontinent Gondwana. The early isolation of Africa and MadagascarExpand
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The Pleistocene serpent Wonambi and the early evolution of snakes
The Madtsoiidae were medium sized to gigantic snakes with a fossil record extending from the mid-Cretaceous to the Pleistocene, and spanning Europe, Africa, Madagascar, South America and Australia.Expand
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Historical Burden In Systematics And The Interrelationships Of ‘Parareptiles’
The interrelationships within the clade comprised of turtles, pareiasaurs, and procolophonid‐like taxa are investigated via a cladistic analysis incorporating 56 characters. A single mostExpand
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Sustained miniaturization and anatomical innovation in the dinosaurian ancestors of birds
Turning large dinosaurs into small birds Most paleontologists agree that birds are descended from dinosaurs. How did such large terrestrial or aquatic animals evolve into small feathered fliers? LeeExpand
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Molecular phylogeny, biogeography, and habitat preference evolution of marsupials.
Marsupials exhibit great diversity in ecology and morphology. However, compared with their sister group, the placental mammals, our understanding of many aspects of marsupial evolution remainsExpand
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