Fossils, molecules, divergence times, and the origin of lissamphibians.

@article{Marjanovi2007FossilsMD,
  title={Fossils, molecules, divergence times, and the origin of lissamphibians.},
  author={David Marjanovi{\'c} and Michel Laurin},
  journal={Systematic biology},
  year={2007},
  volume={56 3},
  pages={
          369-88
        }
}
A review of the paleontological literature shows that the early dates of appearance of Lissamphibia recently inferred from molecular data do not favor an origin of extant amphibians from temnospondyls, contrary to recent claims. A supertree is assembled using new Mesquite modules that allow extinct taxa to be incorporated into a time-calibrated phylogeny with a user-defined geological time scale. The supertree incorporates 223 extinct species of lissamphibians and has a highly significant… 

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