Phylogeographical patterns of genetic divergence and speciation in African mole‐rats (Family: Bathyergidae)

@article{Faulkes2004PhylogeographicalPO,
  title={Phylogeographical patterns of genetic divergence and speciation in African mole‐rats (Family: Bathyergidae)},
  author={Chris G. Faulkes and Erik Verheyen and Walter N. Verheyen and Jamielyn Jarvis and N.C. Bennett},
  journal={Molecular Ecology},
  year={2004},
  volume={13}
}
African mole‐rats are subterranean Hystricomorph rodents, distributed widely throughout sub‐Saharan Africa, and displaying a range of social and reproductive strategies from solitary dwelling to the ‘insect‐like’ sociality of the naked mole‐rat, Heterocephalus glaber. Both molecular systematic studies of Rodentia and the fossil record of bathyergids indicate an ancient origin for the family. This study uses an extensive molecular phylogeny and mitochondrial cytochrome b and 12s rRNA molecular… 

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