Palaeoproteomics resolves sloth relationships

  title={Palaeoproteomics resolves sloth relationships},
  author={Samantha Presslee and G. Slater and F. Pujos and A. M. Forasiepi and R. Fischer and K. Molloy and Meaghan Mackie and J. Olsen and A. Kramarz and Mat{\'i}as Taglioretti and F. Scaglia and Maximiliano J. Lezcano and J. L. Lanata and J. Southon and R. Feranec and J. Bloch and Adam Hajduk and F. Martin and Rodolfo Salas Gismondi and Marcelo Reguero and C. de Muizon and A. Greenwood and B. Chait and K. Penkman and M. Collins and R. Macphee},
  journal={Nature Ecology & Evolution},
  • Samantha Presslee, G. Slater, +23 authors R. Macphee
  • Published 2019
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature Ecology & Evolution
  • The living tree sloths Choloepus and Bradypus are the only remaining members of Folivora, a major xenarthran radiation that occupied a wide range of habitats in many parts of the western hemisphere during the Cenozoic, including both continents and the West Indies. Ancient DNA evidence has played only a minor role in folivoran systematics, as most sloths lived in places not conducive to genomic preservation. Here we utilize collagen sequence information, both separately and in combination with… CONTINUE READING
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