Molecular phylogeny of Squaliformes and first occurrence of bioluminescence in sharks

  title={Molecular phylogeny of Squaliformes and first occurrence of bioluminescence in sharks},
  author={Nicolas Straube and Chenhong Li and J F H M Franka Claes and Shannon L Corrigan and Gavin J. P. Naylor},
  booktitle={BMC Evolutionary Biology},
Squaliform sharks represent approximately 27 % of extant shark diversity, comprising more than 130 species with a predominantly deep-dwelling lifestyle. Many Squaliform species are highly specialized, including some that are bioluminescent, a character that is reported exclusively from Squaliform sharks within Chondrichthyes. The interfamiliar relationships within the order are still not satisfactorily resolved. Herein we estimate the phylogenetic interrelationships of a generic level sampling… CONTINUE READING
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