Phylogeny and evolution of body mass in didelphid marsupials (Marsupialia: Didelphimorphia: Didelphidae)

@article{Amador2015PhylogenyAE,
  title={Phylogeny and evolution of body mass in didelphid marsupials (Marsupialia: Didelphimorphia: Didelphidae)},
  author={Lucila I. Amador and N. Giannini},
  journal={Organisms Diversity & Evolution},
  year={2015},
  volume={16},
  pages={641-657}
}
  • Lucila I. Amador, N. Giannini
  • Published 2015
  • Biology
  • Organisms Diversity & Evolution
  • Most extant New World marsupials belong in the Didelphidae, which comprises ca. 110 currently recognized species of opossums. Didelphids are small mammals with their mean body mass, at species level, ranging from ca. 7 g to 2.2 kg. The largest species belong in a single clade, while substantial variation remains scattered across the remaining groups. We seek out to explore the details of this mass variation in an evolutionary framework. To this end, we first reconstructed the phylogeny of… CONTINUE READING
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