A phylogeny of the extant Phocidae inferred from complete mitochondrial DNA coding regions.

  title={A phylogeny of the extant Phocidae inferred from complete mitochondrial DNA coding regions.},
  author={Corey S. Davis and Isabelle Delisle and Ian Stirling and Donald B. Siniff and Curtis Strobeck},
  journal={Molecular phylogenetics and evolution},
  volume={33 2},

Pinniped phylogeny and a new hypothesis for their origin and dispersal.

Evidence from Nuclear DNA Sequences Sheds Light on the Phylogenetic Relationships of Pinnipedia: Single Origin with Affinity to Musteloidea

Evidence from nuclear DNA evolution presented here contradicts the two major hypotheses of pinniped relationships and strongly suggests a single origin of the pinnipeds from an arctoid ancestor shared with Musteloidea to the exclusion of Ursidae.

Mitogenomic analyses of caniform relationships.

Current status of pinnipeds phylogeny based on molecular and morphological data

ABSTRACT The disagreement surrounding the relationship within pinnipeds as well as their phylogenetic affinities still remains unresolved. Molecular-based studies neglect significant morphological

ARTICLE Historical biogeography and phylogeny of monachine seals (Pinnipedia: Phocidae) based on mitochondrial and nuclear DNA

Two main clades exist within Monachinae, Monachus and Lobodontini + Mirounga, a warm water clade that originated in the North Atlantic and maintained the temperate water affinities of their ancestors as they diversified in the subtropic regions of the Northern Hemisphere.

The enigma of the landlocked Baikal and Caspian seals addressed through phylogeny of phocine mitochondrial sequences

Dating does not fit the prevailing hypotheses on the origin of the landlocked taxa in association with Middle Pleistocene glacial events, or of the Caspian seal as a direct descendant of Miocene fossil phocines of the continental Paratethyan basin, and the current phocine diversity more likely results from marine radiations.

Phylogenetic history of mustelid fauna in Taiwan inferred from mitochondrial genetic loci

Phylogenetic relationships among species of the family Mustelidae were examined using the combined nucleotide sequences of the three mitochondrial genetic loci, with special emphasis on the phylogenetic history of four Taiwanese mustelid species.



A molecular view of pinniped relationships with particular emphasis on the true seals

The present data suggest that Cystophora and Phoca separated 6 million years ago, and among the southern phocids the close molecular relationship of the Weddell and leopard seals relative to their morphological distinction exemplifies rapid adaptation to different ecological niches.

Phylogenetic relationships within caniform carnivores based on analyses of the mitochondrial 12S rRNA gene

The complete 12S rRNA gene of 32 carnivore species, including four feliforms and 28 caniforms, was sequenced and showed an unresolved polytomy of the basic caniform clades; pinnipeds, mustelids, procyonids, skunks, Ailurus (lesser panda), ursids, and canids, indicating a major diversification ofCaniforms during a relatively short period of time.

Phylogenetic analyses of complete cytochromeb genes of the order Carnivora with particular emphasis on the Caniformia

The analysis shows that the skunks are only distantly related to remaining mustelids (Mustelidae sensu stricto) and that the family Mustelidae, including the skunk, is paraphyletic, suggesting an evolutionary separation within a relatively short period of time.

Conserved primers for rapid sequencing of the complete mitochondrial genome from carnivores, applied to three species of bears.

Combining these two advantages, complete mitochondrial (mtDNA) sequences offer great potential for recovering phylogenies and it has been shown that the combination of multiple genes in a single large data set has the potential to raise a weak phylogenetic signal above the noise level.

Phylogenetic relationships within the eared seals (Otariidae: Carnivora): implications for the historical biogeography of the family.

The phylogenetic relationships within the family Otariidae were investigated using two regions of the mitochondrial genome and the genetic distances among some taxa highlight inconsistencies in the current taxonomic classification of the family.

Mammalian mitogenomic relationships and the root of the eutherian tree

A mitogenomic study based on the set of protein-coding genes from complete mt genomes of 60 mammalian species finds that the previously unrepresented order Dermoptera (flying lemurs) fell within Primates as the sister group of Anthropoidea, making Primates paraphyletic.

A Phylogenetic Perspective on the Evolution of Reproductive Behavior in Pagophilic Seals of the Northwest Atlantic as Indicated by Mitochondrial DNA Sequences

The phylogeny suggests that the ice-breeding habit and associated brief lactation are ancestral characters for the Phocinae and that instances of fast-ice or terrestrial breeding are convergences on the ancestral condition in other phocid subfamilies.

The “Phoca standard”: An external molecular reference for calibrating recent evolutionary divergences

The present analysis is independent of the hominid paleontological record and inferential morphological interpretations and thus is a novel approach to the lower-limit dating of recent divergences.

Higher level relationships of the arctoid Carnivora based on sequence data and "total evidence".

Sequence data alone and a combined analysis of the sequence and anatomical data strongly support a single origin of pinnipeds and their aquatic adaptations, lending some resolution to the general disagreement about familial relationships in this group.

Whence the red panda?

Detailed phylogenetic analyses of primary character data for arctoid carnivorans provide compelling evidence for the relationships of the red panda and demonstrate that small taxonomic sample sizes can result in misleading or possibly erroneous conclusions about phylogenetic relationships and taxonomy.