The Chromosomes of Afrotheria and Their Bearing on Mammalian Genome Evolution

  title={The Chromosomes of Afrotheria and Their Bearing on Mammalian Genome Evolution},
  author={Marta Svartman and Roscoe Stanyon},
  journal={Cytogenetic and Genome Research},
  pages={144 - 153}
Afrotheria is the clade of placental mammals that, together with Xenarthra, Euarchontoglires and Laurasiatheria, represents 1 of the 4 main recognized supraordinal eutherian clades. It reunites 6 orders of African origin: Proboscidea, Sirenia, Hyracoidea, Macroscelidea, Afrosoricida and Tubulidentata. The apparently unlikely relationship among such disparate morphological taxa and their possible basal position at the base of the eutherian phylogenetic tree led to a great deal of attention and… 

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