Phylogeny and conservation priorities of afrotherian mammals (Afrotheria, Mammalia)

@article{Kuntner2011PhylogenyAC,
  title={Phylogeny and conservation priorities of afrotherian mammals (Afrotheria, Mammalia)},
  author={Matja{\vz} Kuntner and Laura Johanna May-Collado and Ingi Agnarsson},
  journal={Zoologica Scripta},
  year={2011},
  volume={40}
}
Kuntner, M., May-Collado, L. J. & Agnarsson, I. (2010. [] Key Result Our results support the monophyly of Afrotheria and its sister relationship to Xenarthra. Within Afrotheria, the basal division into Afroinsectiphilia (aardvark, tenrecs, golden moles and elephant shrews) and Paenungulata (hyraxes, dugongs, manatees and elephants) is supported, as is the monophyly of all afrotherian families: Elephantidae, Procaviidae, Macroscelididae, Chrysochloridae, Tenrecidae, Trichechidae and Dugongidae.
Comparative phylogenetic analysis of Schizothorax plagiostomus and Schizothorax esocinus with other members of subfamilies of cyprinidae on the basis of complete mitochondrial genome and 12S, 16S ribosomal RNA from Northren areas of Pakistan
TLDR
The members of subfamily Schizothoracinae shows separate line of evolution from subfamily Barbinae, and shows the great affiliation with other but separated from a group composed of Metzia mesembrinum, MetZia longinasus, metzia lineata and MetzIA formosae.
Molecular Phylogeny and Conservation Priorities of the Subfamily Acheilognathinae (Teleostei: Cyprinidae)
TLDR
A more detailed species-level phylogenetic tree of the Acheilognathinae is reconstructed, and species conservation priorities based on their evolutionary distinctiveness are assessed, suggesting T. longipinnis should be ranked as the top-priority species for conservation.
The enigmatic evolutionary relationships of Palaeocene mammals and their relevance for the Tertiary radiation of placental mammals
TLDR
By building the largest cladistic data matrix to date, this thesis test the relationships of mammals from the earliest Cenozoic, and from the resulting phylogenies, test the hypotheses that the end-Cretaceous mass extinction resulted in an adaptive radiation of placental mammals.
The Chromosomes of Afrotheria and Their Bearing on Mammalian Genome Evolution
TLDR
Current knowledge on Afrotheria chromosomes and genome evolution suggests that further work on this apparently bizarre assemblage of mammals will provide important data to a better understanding on mammalian genome evolution.
Phylogenetic Analysis of Conservation Priorities for Aquatic Mammals and Their Terrestrial Relatives, with a Comparison of Methods
TLDR
There is an urgent need to gather basic conservation data for aquatic mammals, and special conservation focus is needed on those confined to freshwater, and a detailed guide to phylogeny-based conservation prioritization for these two orders is offered.
A time-calibrated species-level phylogeny of bats (Chiroptera, Mammalia)
TLDR
This work provides a cytochrome b genealogy of over 50% of bat species, and an analysis of divergence times, as tools for evolutionary and ecological studies that will be useful until more inclusive studies using multiple loci become available.
Petrosaltator gen. nov., a new genus replacement for the North African sengi Elephantulus rozeti (Macroscelidea; Macroscelididae).
TLDR
A revised taxonomy is proposed that reflects the current paraphyly of Elephantulus and the sister relationship of E. rozeti and Petrodromus, including a new genus name for the North African sengi, Petrosaltator roZeti gen. comb.
Global Spatial Analyses of Phylogenetic Conservation Priorities for Aquatic Mammals
Several studies have shown how current climate change and human threats to aquatic environments are significantly impacting aquatic mammals worldwide. In response to these threats it is important to
Gymnosperms on the EDGE
TLDR
The Evolutionary Distinct and Globally Endangered (EDGE) method rapidly ranks species based on their evolutionary distinctiveness and the extinction risks they face, and highlights the necessity of using approaches that integrate evolutionary information in conservation science.
...
1
2
3
4
5
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 102 REFERENCES
The mastodon mitochondrial genome: a mammoth accomplishment.
  • A. Roca
  • Biology
    Trends in genetics : TIG
  • 2008
A new species of shrew tenrec (Microgale jobihely) from northern Madagascar
TLDR
Phylogenetic analysis of the mitochondrial ND2 gene supports its recognition as a distinct species and suggests a sister relationship with the much more widespread Microgale cowani.
Genomic inferences from Afrotheria and the evolution of elephants.
Affinities of ‘hyopsodontids’ to elephant shrews and a Holarctic origin of Afrotheria
TLDR
As the oldest record of an afrothere clade, identification of macroscelidean relatives in the North American Palaeocene argues against an African origin for Afrotheria, weakening support for linking placental diversification to the break-up of Gondwana.
Afrotheria: plate tectonics meets genomics.
  • S. Hedges
  • Biology
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
  • 2001
TLDR
The recognition of Afrotheria splits apart other established groups of mammals, including ungulates and insectivores, yet it is the most strongly supported grouping of mammalian orders in molecular phylogenies.
Afrotherian phylogeny as inferred from complete mitochondrial genomes.
Resolution of the Early Placental Mammal Radiation Using Bayesian Phylogenetics
TLDR
Crown-group Eutheria may have their most recent common ancestry in the Southern Hemisphere (Gondwana), and placental phylogeny is investigated using Bayesian and maximum-likelihood methods and a 16.4-kilobase molecular data set.
Early Tertiary mammals from North Africa reinforce the molecular Afrotheria clade
TLDR
New dental and postcranial evidence of Eocene stem hyrax and macroscelidid from North Africa are reported that, for the first time, provides a congruent phylogenetic view with the molecular Afrotheria clade.
Afrotherian mammals: a review of current data
TLDR
Molecular data suggest an African origin for Afrotheria and a long period of endemism on that continent, and paleontological data argue for the broad distribution of afrotherians during the Tertiary and do not exclude their Laurasian origin.
Endemic African mammals shake the phylogenetic tree
TLDR
DNA sequences from three mitochondrial genes and two nuclear genes are analysed to examine relationships of insectivores to other mammals and suggest that there was an extensive African radiation from a single common ancestor that gave rise to ecologically divergent adaptive types.
...
1
2
3
4
5
...