Impacts of the Cretaceous Terrestrial Revolution and KPg Extinction on Mammal Diversification

  title={Impacts of the Cretaceous Terrestrial Revolution and KPg Extinction on Mammal Diversification},
  author={R. Meredith and J. Jane{\vc}ka and J. Gatesy and O. Ryder and Colleen Fisher and E. Teeling and Alisha M Goodbla and E. Eizirik and T. L. L. Sim{\~a}o and T. Stadler and D. Rabosky and R. Honeycutt and J. Flynn and C. Ingram and Cynthia Steiner and T. Williams and T. Robinson and Angela Burk-Herrick and M. Westerman and N. Ayoub and M. Springer and W. Murphy},
  pages={521 - 524}
  • R. Meredith, J. Janečka, +19 authors W. Murphy
  • Published 2011
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Science
  • Previous analyses of relations, divergence times, and diversification patterns among extant mammalian families have relied on supertree methods and local molecular clocks. [...] Key Method We constructed a molecular supermatrix for mammalian families and analyzed these data with likelihood-based methods and relaxed molecular clocks. Phylogenetic analyses resulted in a robust phylogeny with better resolution than phylogenies from supertree methods. Relaxed clock analyses support the long-fuse model of…Expand Abstract
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