Molecular systematics, taxonomy and biogeography of the genus Cavia (Rodentia: Caviidae)

@article{Dunnum2010MolecularST,
  title={Molecular systematics, taxonomy and biogeography of the genus Cavia (Rodentia: Caviidae)},
  author={Jonathan L Dunnum and Jorge Salazar-Bravo},
  journal={Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research},
  year={2010},
  volume={48},
  pages={376-388}
}
Phylogenetic analyses were conducted on cytochrome b sequence data of the most geographically and taxonomically broad sampling of Cavia taxa to date. Primary objectives included providing the first extensive molecular phylogenetic framework for the genus, testing the taxonomic and systematic hypotheses of previous authors and providing insight into the evolutionary and biogeographic history of the genus. Support was found for the morphologically defined species C. aperea, C. tschudii, C. magna… Expand

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