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

@inproceedings{Sato2006EvidenceFN,
  title={Evidence from Nuclear DNA Sequences Sheds Light on the Phylogenetic Relationships of Pinnipedia: Single Origin with Affinity to Musteloidea},
  author={J. Sato and M. Wolsan and Hitoshi Suzuki and T. Hosoda and Y. Yamaguchi and Kozue Hiyama and Mari Kobayashi and S. Minami},
  booktitle={Zoological science},
  year={2006}
}
Abstract Considerable long-standing controversy and confusion surround the phylogenetic affinities of pinnipeds, the largely marine group of “fin-footed” members of the placental mammalian order Carnivora. Until most recently, the two major competing hypotheses were that the pinnipeds have a single (monophyletic) origin from a bear-like ancestor, or that they have a dual (diphyletic) origin, with sea lions (Otariidae) derived from a bear-like ancestor, and seals (Phocidae) derived from an otter… Expand
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