Molecular Timing of Primate Divergences as Estimated by Two Nonprimate Calibration Points

  title={Molecular Timing of Primate Divergences as Estimated by Two Nonprimate Calibration Points},
  author={{\'U}lfur {\'A}rnason and Anette Gullberg and Axel Janke},
  journal={Journal of Molecular Evolution},
Abstract. The complete mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) molecule of the hamadryas baboon, Papio hamadryas, was sequenced and included in a molecular analysis of 24 complete mammalian mtDNAs. The particular aim of the study was to time the divergence between Cercopithecoidea and Hominoidea. That divergence, set at 30 million years before present (MYBP) was a fundamental reference for the original proposal of recent hominoid divergences, according to which the split among gorilla, chimpanzee, and Homo… 

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