Phylogeny and jaw ontogeny of beloniform fishes.

  title={Phylogeny and jaw ontogeny of beloniform fishes.},
  author={Nathan R. Lovejoy and Mahmood Iranpour and Bruce B. Collette},
  journal={Integrative and comparative biology},
  volume={44 5},
To investigate jaw evolution in beloniform fishes, we reconstructed the phylogeny of 54 species using fragments of two nuclear (RAG2 and Tmo-4C4) and two mitochondrial (cytochrome b and 16S rRNA) genes. Our total molecular evidence topology refutes the monophyly of needlefishes (Belonidae) and halfbeaks (Hemiramphidae), but supports the monophyly of flyingfishes (Exocoetidae) and sauries (Scomberesocidae). Flyingfishes are nested within halfbeaks, and sauries are nested within needlefishes… CONTINUE READING
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