DNA phylogeny of the extinct marsupial wolf

@article{Thomas1989DNAPO,
  title={DNA phylogeny of the extinct marsupial wolf},
  author={Richard H. Thomas and Walter Schaffner and Allan Charles Wilson and Svante P{\"a}{\"a}bo},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1989},
  volume={340},
  pages={465-467}
}
THE phylogenetic affiliation of the extinct marsupial wolf (Thy-lacinus cynocephalus), which once was widespread in Australia, has been uncertain. On the basis of morphology, some systematists argue that the thylacine was most closely related to an extinct group of South American carnivorous marsupials, the borhyaenids1-3, whereas others consider it to be closer to Australian carnivorous marsupials4. Here we use direct sequencing by means of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to compare 219… 

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