Mitochondrial DNA phylogeny of the Old-World monkey tribe Papionini.

  title={Mitochondrial DNA phylogeny of the Old-World monkey tribe Papionini.},
  author={Todd R. Disotell and Rodney L. Honeycutt and Maryellen Ruvolo},
  journal={Molecular biology and evolution},
  volume={9 1},
The evolution of the Old World monkey tribe Papionini, composed of macaques, baboons, mandrills, drills, and mangabeys, was examined using mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) sequence data on the cytochrome oxidase subunit II gene. When analyzed cladistically, these data support a baboon clade of savannah (Papio) plus gelada (Theropithecus) baboons, as well as a clade containing drill (Mandrillus) plus mangabey (Cerocebus) genera. This result stands in opposition to most morphological phylogenies, which… 

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