Phylogenetics of Panthera, including Panthera atrox, based on craniodental characters

  title={Phylogenetics of Panthera, including Panthera atrox, based on craniodental characters},
  author={Leigha M. King and Steven C. Wallace},
  journal={Historical Biology},
  pages={827 - 833}
The phylogenetic position of Panthera atrox within Felidae is still controversial despite many morphological and molecular studies addressing its relationships. This is in part due to the lack of consensus on a tree for Panthera. These inconsistencies suggest the need for further analysis and perhaps even different methodology to better understand pantherine evolution. Morphologic characters from the skull and dentary were analysed within Panthera to elucidate pantherine phylogeny. Extant taxa… 
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