Mosaics of convergences and noise in morphological phylogenies: what's in a viverrid-like carnivoran?

@article{Gaubert2005MosaicsOC,
  title={Mosaics of convergences and noise in morphological phylogenies: what's in a viverrid-like carnivoran?},
  author={Philippe Gaubert and W. Chris Wozencraft and Pedro Cordeiro-Estrela and G{\'e}raldine Veron},
  journal={Systematic biology},
  year={2005},
  volume={54 6},
  pages={
          865-94
        }
}
Adaptive convergence in morphological characters has not been thoroughly investigated, and the processes by which phylogenetic relationships may be misled by morphological convergence remains unclear. We undertook a case study on the morphological evolution of viverrid-like feliformians (Nandinia, Cryptoprocta, Fossa, Eupleres, Prionodon) and built the largest morphological matrix concerning the suborder Feliformia to date. A total of 349 characters grouped into four anatomical partitions were… Expand
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