Afrotherian mammals : a review of current data

  title={Afrotherian mammals : a review of current data},
  author={Rodolphe Tabuce and Robert J. Asher and Thomas Nicolas Lehmann},
The supraordinal mammalian clade Afrotheria was first recognized in its entirety based on DNA analysis dating to the mid-1990s. Since then, this ‘‘African clade’’, which includes proboscideans, sirenians, hyracoids, tubulidentates, elephant-shrews, tenrecs and chrysochlorids, has been supported by numerous molecular and genomic studies. According to these molecular inferences, the origin of crown Afrotheria goes back into the Cretaceous, with estimates from over 100 to under 80 Mya… CONTINUE READING


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