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

@article{Meredith2011ImpactsOT,
  title={Impacts of the Cretaceous Terrestrial Revolution and KPg Extinction on Mammal Diversification},
  author={R Meredith and Jan E. Janecka and John Gatesy and Oliver A. Ryder and Colleen Anne Fisher and Emma C. Teeling and Alisha M. Goodbla and Eduardo Eizirik and Taiz L. L. Sim{\~a}o and Tanja Stadler and Daniel L. Rabosky and Rodney L. Honeycutt and John J. Flynn and Colleen M Ingram and Cynthia C. Steiner and Tiffani L. Williams and T J Robinson and Angela Burk-Herrick and Michael Westerman and Nadia A. Ayoub and Mark S. Springer and William J. Murphy},
  journal={Science},
  year={2011},
  volume={334},
  pages={521 - 524}
}
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…
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