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The Placental Mammal Ancestor and the Post–K-Pg Radiation of Placentals
A phylogenetic tree shows that crown clade Placentalia and placental orders originated after the K-Pg boundary, but phenomic signals overturn molecular signals to show Sundatheria (Dermoptera + Scandentia) as the sister taxon of Primates, a close link between Proboscidea and Sirenia (sea cows), and the monophyly of echolocating Chiroptera (bats).
THE MAMMALS OF PARACOU, FRENCH GUIANA: A NEOTROPICAL LOWLAND RAINFOREST FAUNA PART 2. NONVOLANT SPECIES
Systematic research with nonvolant mammal specimens collected as voucher material resulted in the discovery of new taxa, documented range extensions of previously described species, and helped resolve many longstanding taxonomic problems.
PHYLOGENY OF PHYLLOSTOMID BATS (MAMMALIA: CHIROPTERA): DATA FROM DIVERSE MORPHOLOGICAL SYSTEMS, SEX CHROMOSOMES, AND RESTRICTION SITES
Phyllostomidae is a large (> 140 species), diverse clade of Neotropical bats, and the results indicate that intermediate stages of external uterine fusion are often derived relative to the fully simplex condition, and that reversals also occur with respect to internal uterusine fusion.
A phylogenetic supertree of the bats (Mammalia: Chiroptera)
- Kate E. Jones, A. Purvis, A. MacLarnon, O. R. Bininda‐Emonds, N. Simmons
- BiologyBiological reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical…
- 1 May 2002
We present the first estimate of the phylogenetic relationships among all 916 extant and nine recently extinct species of bats (Mammalia: Chiroptera), a group that accounts for almost one‐quarter of…
Phylogenetic relationships of Icaronycteris, Archaeonycteris, Hassianycteris, and Palaeochiropteryx to extant bat lineages, with comments on the evolution of echolocation and foraging strategies in…
The mammals of Paracou, French Guiana, a Neotropical lowland rainforest fauna. Part 1, Bats. Bulletin of the AMNH ; no. 237
Primitive Early Eocene bat from Wyoming and the evolution of flight and echolocation
A new bat is described from the Early Eocene Green River Formation of Wyoming, USA, with features that are more primitive than seen in any previously known bat, supporting a ‘flight first’ hypothesis for chiropteran evolution.
A new species of Micronycteris (Chiroptera, Phyllostomidae) from northeastern Brazil : with comments on phylogenetic relationships. American Museum novitates ; no. 3158
- N. Simmons
Fossil Evidence and the Origin of Bats
A new phylogenetic analysis indicates that several early fossil bats are consecutive sister taxa to the extant crown group (including megabats), and suggests a single origin for the order, at least by the late Paleocene.