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Impacts of the Cretaceous Terrestrial Revolution and KPg Extinction on Mammal Diversification
Molecular phylogenetic analysis, calibrated with fossils, resolves the time frame of the mammalian radiation. Previous analyses of relations, divergence times, and diversification patterns amongExpand
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A phylogeny and timescale for the living genera of kangaroos and kin (Macropodiformes : Marsupialia) based on nuclear DNA sequences
Kangaroos and kin (Macropodiformes) are the most conspicuous elements of the Australasian marsupial fauna. The approximately 70 living species can be divided into three families: (1)Expand
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A Phylogeny and Timescale for Marsupial Evolution Based on Sequences for Five Nuclear Genes
Even though marsupials are taxonomically less diverse than placentals, they exhibit comparable morphological and ecological diversity. However, much of their fossil record is thought to be missing,Expand
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Conflict Among Individual Mitochondrial Proteins in Resolving the Phylogeny of Eutherian Orders
Abstract. The phylogenetic relationship among primates, ferungulates (artiodactyls + cetaceans + perissodactyls + carnivores), and rodents was examined using proteins encoded by the H strand ofExpand
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Nuclear gene sequences provide evidence for the monophyly of australidelphian marsupials.
Relationships among the seven extant orders of marsupials remain poorly understood. Most classifications recognize a fundamental split between Ameridelphia, which contains the American ordersExpand
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The origin of the Australasian marsupial fauna and the phylogenetic affinities of the enigmatic monito del monte and marsupial mole
Alternative hypotheses in higher–level marsupial systematics have different implications for marsupial origins, character evolution, and biogeography. Resolving the position of the South AmericanExpand
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A phylogeny of Diprotodontia (Marsupialia) based on sequences for five nuclear genes.
Even though the marsupial order Diprotodontia is one of the most heavily studied groups of Australasian marsupials, phylogenetic relationships within this group remain contentious. The more than 125Expand
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Phylogenetic relationships of living and recently extinct bandicoots based on nuclear and mitochondrial DNA sequences.
Bandicoots (Peramelemorphia) are a major order of australidelphian marsupials, which despite a fossil record spanning at least the past 25 million years and a pandemic Australasian range, remainExpand
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Molecular phylogeny and evolution of marsupial protamine P1 genes
We report the DNA sequences of protamine P1 genes and flanking regions from 21 mammalian species, including representatives of all extant marsupial orders. The protamine P1 locus in marsupialsExpand
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Phylogenetic Analysis of 18S rRNA and the Mitochondrial Genomes of the Wombat, Vombatus ursinus, and the Spiny Anteater, Tachyglossus aculeatus: Increased Support for the Marsupionta Hypothesis
Abstract. The monotremes, the duck-billed platypus and the echidnas, are characterized by a number of unique morphological characteristics, which have led to the common belief that they represent theExpand
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