Methods for the quantitative comparison of molecular estimates of clade age and the fossil record.

  title={Methods for the quantitative comparison of molecular estimates of clade age and the fossil record.},
  author={Julia A. Clarke and Clint A. Boyd},
  journal={Systematic biology},
  volume={64 1},
Approaches quantifying the relative congruence, or incongruence, of molecular divergence estimates and the fossil record have been limited. Previously proposed methods are largely node specific, assessing incongruence at particular nodes for which both fossil data and molecular divergence estimates are available. These existing metrics, and other methods that quantify incongruence across topologies including entirely extinct clades, have so far not taken into account uncertainty surrounding… 

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