Enlarged Multilocus Data set Provides Surprisingly Younger Time of Origin for the Plethodontidae, the Largest Family of Salamanders.

@article{Shen2016EnlargedMD,
  title={Enlarged Multilocus Data set Provides Surprisingly Younger Time of Origin for the Plethodontidae, the Largest Family of Salamanders.},
  author={Xing-Xing Shen and Dan Liang and M. Chen and Rong-Li Mao and D. Wake and P. Zhang},
  journal={Systematic biology},
  year={2016},
  volume={65 1},
  pages={
          66-81
        }
}
Deep phylogenetic relationships of the largest salamander family Plethodontidae have been difficult to resolve, probably reflecting a rapid diversification early in their evolutionary history. Here, data from 50 independent nuclear markers (total 48,582 bp) are used to reconstruct the phylogeny and divergence times for plethodontid salamanders, using both concatenation and coalescence-based species tree analyses. Our results robustly resolve the position of the enigmatic eastern North American… Expand
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