Phylogeny and Speciation of Felids

@article{Mattern2000PhylogenyAS,
  title={Phylogeny and Speciation of Felids},
  author={Michelle Mattern and Deborah A. Mclennan},
  journal={Cladistics},
  year={2000},
  volume={16}
}
The phylogeny of the Felidae is reconstructed using a total evidence approach combining sequences from 12S rRNA, 16S rRNA, NADH‐5, and cytochrome b genes with morphological and karyological characters. The 1504‐character data set generated two equally parsimonious trees (CI = 0.413, 1795 steps) of which a strict consensus revealed one polytomy in the placement of the bay cat group. The tree supports several traditional groupings such as the genera Panthera and Lynx and the ocelot group of small… 
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