Museomics of tree squirrels: a dense taxon sampling of mitogenomes reveals hidden diversity, phenotypic convergence, and the need of a taxonomic overhaul

@article{deAbreuJr2020MuseomicsOT,
  title={Museomics of tree squirrels: a dense taxon sampling of mitogenomes reveals hidden diversity, phenotypic convergence, and the need of a taxonomic overhaul},
  author={Edson Fiedler de Abreu-Jr and Silvia Eliza Pavan and Mirian T. N. Tsuchiya and Don E Wilson and Alexandre Reis Percequillo and Jes{\'u}s E. Maldonado},
  journal={BMC Evolutionary Biology},
  year={2020},
  volume={20}
}
Background Tree squirrels (Sciuridae, Sciurini), in particular the highly diverse Neotropical lineages, are amongst the most rapidly diversifying branches of the mammal tree of life but also some of the least known. Negligence of this group by systematists is likely a product of the difficulties in assessing morphological informative traits and of the scarcity or unavailability of fresh tissue samples for DNA sequencing. The highly discrepant taxonomic arrangements are a consequence of the lack… Expand
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