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The complete mitochondrial genome of the wallaroo (Macropus robustus) and the phylogenetic relationship among Monotremata, Marsupialia, and Eutheria.
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The complete mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) of the wallaroo was sequenced and rejected significantly the commonly acknowledged Theria hypothesis, according to which Marsupialia and Eutheria are grouped together to the exclusion of Monotremata.
The complete mitochondrial DNA sequence of the greater Indian rhinoceros, Rhinoceros unicornis, and the Phylogenetic relationship among Carnivora, Perissodactyla, and Artiodactyla (+ Cetacea).
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The evolutionary divergence between the families Rhinocerotidae and Equidae was dated to approximately 50 MYA and a sister group relationship was recognized between Carnivora and PerissodactylA to the exclusion of Artiodactyla (+ Cetacea).
A complete sequence of the mitochondrial genome of the western lowland gorilla.
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The analysis of the peptide-coding genes suggest that relative to comparison between Homo and Pan a certain degree of transition saturation has taken place in codon position 3 in comparisons between Gorilla to either Homo or Pan.
The complete mitochondrial DNA sequence of the white rhinoceros, Ceratotherium simum, and comparison with the mtDNA sequence of the Indian rhinoceros, Rhinoceros unicornis.
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Comparison between the complete mitochondrial sequences of the white and the Indian rhinoceroses allowed an estimate of the date of the basal evolutionary divergence among extant rhinOCeroses, which suggested that this divergence took place approximately 27 million years before present.
Functional morphology of the oviraptorosaurian and scansoriopterygid skull
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Oviraptorosauria and Scansoriopterygidae are theropod clades that include members suggested to have partially or fully herbivorous diets, and diets are investigated by conventional comparative anatomy, as well as measuring mandibular characteristics that are plausibly indicative of the animal's feeding habit, with reference to modern herbivores that may also have nonherbivorous ancestry.
New species of the spider genus Platocoelotes Wang, 2002 (Araneae: Amaurobiidae)
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Nine species from China, including four new species described in the current paper, are placed in the spider genus Platocoelotes, with a key and a distribution map for all nine species.
A taxonomic revision of Noripterus complicidens and Asian members of the Dsungaripteridae
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It is concluded that N. complicidens is likely to be distinct from the material recovered from Mongolia and this latter material should be placed in a separate genus.
Chapter 2 The fossil record of Mesozoic and Paleocene pennaraptorans
An unabated surge of new and important discoveries continues to transform knowledge of pennaraptoran biology and evolution amassed over the last 150+ years. This chapter summarizes progress made thus
Three new spider species of the family Thomisidae from Hong Kong (Arachnida: Araneae)
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Recently, a collection of spiders taken from farmland fields and nearby non-crop fields at the Tai Lung Experimental Station (TLES), Sheung Shui, Hong Kong revealed three new species of spiders.
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