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Impacts of the Cretaceous Terrestrial Revolution and KPg Extinction on Mammal Diversification
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Molecular phylogenetic analysis, calibrated with fossils, resolves the time frame of the mammalian radiation and diversification analyses suggest important roles for the Cretaceous Terrestrial Revolution and KPg mass extinction in opening up ecospace that promoted interordinal and intraordinal diversification, respectively. Expand
A molecular supermatrix of the rabbits and hares (Leporidae) allows for the identification of five intercontinental exchanges during the Miocene.
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Dispersal-vicariance analyses suggest that the most parsimonious solution explaining the current geographic distribution of the Leporids involves an Asian or North American origin for the LepOrids followed by at least nine dispersals and five vicariance events. Expand
Molecular genetics of Rhabdomys pumilio subspecies boundaries: mtDNA phylogeography and karyotypic analysis by fluorescence in situ hybridization.
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The phylogeography of the African four-striped mouse was investigated using complete sequences of the mtDNA cytochrome b gene and a combination of fluorescence in situ hybridization and conventional cytogenetic banding techniques, finding the recognition of two subspecies corresponding to R. pumilio. Expand
Population genetics of the roan antelope (Hippotragus equinus) with suggestions for conservation
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Mismatch distribution analyses revealed possible past refugia for roan in the west and east of Africa and lent strong support for the separation of West African populations from the remainder of the populations studied across the African continent. Expand
Reciprocal chromosome painting among human, aardvark, and elephant (superorder Afrotheria) reveals the likely eutherian ancestral karyotype
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The comparative chromosome maps presented between human and these Afrotherian species provide further insight into mammalian genome organization and comparative genomic data for theAfrotheria, one of the four major evolutionary clades postulated for the Eutheria. Expand
Molecular systematics of dormice (Rodentia: Gliridae) and the radiation of Graphiurus in Africa
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The molecular data identified three evolutionary lineages that broadly correspond to the three extant subfamilies and suggest that the genus Muscardinus, previously regarded as falling within the Glirinae, should be included in the Leithiinae. Expand
Coalescence methods reveal the impact of vicariance on the spatial genetic structure of Elephantulus edwardii (Afrotheria, Macroscelidea)
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A distinct Karoo lineage(s) is uncovered that does not correspond to any of the previously described and/or currently recognized species, and it is argued for the possible recognition of a new sister taxon to E. edwardii. Expand
Phylogenomics of the genus Mus (Rodentia; Muridae): extensive genome repatterning is not restricted to the house mouse
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By integrating closely related species within Mus, this study unambiguously resolve for the first time the long-standing controversial phylogeny and trace the evolution of genome organization in the house mouse. Expand
Multidirectional cross-species painting illuminates the history of karyotypic evolution in Perissodactyla
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The first genome-wide comparative chromosome maps of African rhinoceroses, four tapir species, four equine species, and humans are reported, revealing a striking switch between the slowly evolving ceratomorphs and extremely rapidly evolving equids. Expand
Cytochrome b phylogeny of the family bovidae: resolution within the alcelaphini, antilopini, neotragini, and tragelaphini.
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All evidence suggests that the Alcelaphini form a monophyletic group; there was no support for the recognition of the Lichtenstein's hartebeest in a separate genus (Sigmoceros), and the acceptance of the previously suggested Al Celaphus is recommended for this species. Expand
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