Phylogenetic relationships in the bovid subfamily Antilopinae based on mitochondrial DNA sequences.

  title={Phylogenetic relationships in the bovid subfamily Antilopinae based on mitochondrial DNA sequences.},
  author={Wilhelmus E. R. Rebholz and E. H. Harley},
  journal={Molecular phylogenetics and evolution},
  volume={12 2},
A molecular phylogeny of the subfamily Antilopinae was determined using the two mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) genes cytochrome b and cytochrome c oxidase III. The tribe Antilopini is monophyletic with Antidorcas marsupialis and Litocranius walleri basal to the large genus Gazella. Antilope cervicapra falls within Gazella. This placement would either make Gazella paraphyletic or require that the genus name Gazella be changed to Antilope. Gazella thomsonii is supported as a subspecies of G. rufifrons… 
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