Phylogenetic relationships of the New World titi monkeys (Callicebus): first appraisal of taxonomy based on molecular evidence

  title={Phylogenetic relationships of the New World titi monkeys (Callicebus): first appraisal of taxonomy based on molecular evidence},
  author={Hazel Byrne and Anthony B. Rylands and Jeferson Carneiro and Jessica W. Lynch Alfaro and Fabr{\'i}cio Bertuol and Maria Nazareth Ferreira Da Silva and Mariluce Rezende Messias and Colin P. Groves and Russell A. Mittermeier and Izeni Pires Farias and Tom{\'a}{\vs} Hrbek and Horacio Schneider and Iracilda Sampaio and Jean P Boubli},
  journal={Frontiers in Zoology},
BackgroundTiti monkeys, Callicebus, comprise the most species-rich primate genus—34 species are currently recognised, five of them described since 2005. The lack of molecular data for titi monkeys has meant that little is known of their phylogenetic relationships and divergence times. To clarify their evolutionary history, we assembled a large molecular dataset by sequencing 20 nuclear and two mitochondrial loci for 15 species, including representatives from all recognised species groups… 

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