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Molecular phylogenetics and the origins of placental mammals
The precise hierarchy of ancient divergence events that led to the present assemblage of modern placental mammals has been an area of controversy among morphologists, palaeontologists and molecularExpand
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Resolution of the Early Placental Mammal Radiation Using Bayesian Phylogenetics
Molecular phylogenetic studies have resolved placental mammals into four major groups, but have not established the full hierarchy of interordinal relationships, including the position of the root.Expand
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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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Placental mammal diversification and the Cretaceous–Tertiary boundary
Competing hypotheses for the timing of the placental mammal radiation focus on whether extant placental orders originated and diversified before or after the Cretaceous-Tertiary (K/T) boundary.Expand
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The Late Miocene Radiation of Modern Felidae: A Genetic Assessment
Modern felid species descend from relatively recent (<11 million years ago) divergence and speciation events that produced successful predatory carnivores worldwide but that have confounded taxonomicExpand
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A Molecular Phylogeny for Bats Illuminates Biogeography and the Fossil Record
Bats make up more than 20% of extant mammals, yet their evolutionary history is largely unknown because of a limited fossil record and conflicting or incomplete phylogenies. Here, we present a highlyExpand
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Macroevolutionary Dynamics and Historical Biogeography of Primate Diversification Inferred from a Species Supermatrix
Phylogenetic relationships, divergence times, and patterns of biogeographic descent among primate species are both complex and contentious. Here, we generate a robust molecular phylogeny for 70Expand
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Dynamics of Mammalian Chromosome Evolution Inferred from Multispecies Comparative Maps
The genome organizations of eight phylogenetically distinct species from five mammalian orders were compared in order to address fundamental questions relating to mammalian chromosomal evolution.Expand
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Using genomic data to unravel the root of the placental mammal phylogeny.
The phylogeny of placental mammals is a critical framework for choosing future genome sequencing targets and for resolving the ancestral mammalian genome at the nucleotide level. Despite considerableExpand
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Pattern and timing of diversification of the mammalian order Carnivora inferred from multiple nuclear gene sequences.
The mammalian order Carnivora has attracted the attention of scientists of various disciplines for decades, leading to intense interest in defining its supra-familial relationships. In the last fewExpand
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