Relationships of Endemic African Mammals and Their Fossil Relatives Based on Morphological and Molecular Evidence

@article{Asher2003RelationshipsOE,
  title={Relationships of Endemic African Mammals and Their Fossil Relatives Based on Morphological and Molecular Evidence},
  author={Robert J. Asher and Michael J. Novacek and Jonathan H Geisler},
  journal={Journal of Mammalian Evolution},
  year={2003},
  volume={10},
  pages={131-194}
}
Analyses of anatomical and DNA sequence data run on a parallel supercomputer that include fossil taxa support the inclusion of tenrecs and golden moles in the Afrotheria, an endemic African clade of placental mammals. According to weighting schemes of morphological and molecular data that maximize congruence, extinct members of the afrotherian crown group include embrithopods, Plesiorycteropus, desmostylians, and the “condylarths” Hyopsodus, Meniscotherium, and possibly Phenacodus. By… 

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