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The Tree of Life and a New Classification of Bony Fishes
A comprehensive molecular phylogeny for bony fishes that includes representatives of all major lineages and the order Perciformes, considered by many a polyphyletic taxonomic waste basket, is defined for the first time as a monophyletic group in the global phylogeny.
Phylogenetic classification of bony fishes
This version of the phylogenetic classification of bony fishes is substantially improved, providing resolution for more taxa than previous versions, based on more densely sampled phylogenetic trees.
Comprehensive phylogeny of ray-finned fishes (Actinopterygii) based on transcriptomic and genomic data
It is suggested that most lineages of living fishes were already established in the Mesozoic Period, more than 65 million years ago, and genome-scale data support the structure of the fish phylogeny.
Reconstructing the lionfish invasion: insights into Greater Caribbean biogeography
- R. Betancur-R, A. Hines, A. Acero P., G. Ortí, A. Wilbur, D. W. Freshwater
- Environmental Science
- 1 July 2011
The findings suggest that the ubiquity of WA lionfish is the result of dispersal from a single source of introduction in Florida and not of multiple independent introductions across the range, support for five of six major scenarios of connectivity and phylogeographical breaks previously inferred for Caribbean organisms.
Multi-locus phylogenetic analysis reveals the pattern and tempo of bony fish evolution
- R. Broughton, R. Betancur-R, Chenhong Li, G. Arratia, G. Ortí
- Biology, Environmental SciencePLoS currents
- 16 April 2013
Establishing a new phylogenetic pattern with accurate divergence dates for bony fishes illustrates several areas where the fossil record is incomplete and provides critical new insights on diversification of this important vertebrate group.
Genome-wide interrogation advances resolution of recalcitrant groups in the tree of life
GGI is shown to be efficacy in resolving the controversial relationships within the largest freshwater fish radiation (Otophysi) based on newly generated DNA sequences for 1,051 loci from 225 species and supports the notion that ctenophores are the earliest-branching animal lineage, and adds insight into relationships within clades of yeasts, birds and mammals.
Fossil-based comparative analyses reveal ancient marine ancestry erased by extinction in ray-finned fishes.
This study highlights the importance of including fossils in comparative analyses, showing that freshwaters have played a role as refuges for ancient fish lineages, a signal erased by extinction in extant-only phylogenies.
An evaluation of fossil tip-dating versus node-age calibrations in tetraodontiform fishes (Teleostei: Percomorphaceae).
Addressing gene tree discordance and non-stationarity to resolve a multi-locus phylogeny of the flatfishes (Teleostei: Pleuronectiformes).
- R. Betancur-R, Chenhong Li, T. Munroe, Jesús A. Ballesteros, G. Ortí
- BiologySystematic biology
- 1 September 2013
Support for the monophyly of flatfishes is found and findings from previous molecular phylogenetic studies suggesting their close affinity with several carangimorph groups are confirmed.