The Late Miocene Radiation of Modern Felidae: A Genetic Assessment

  title={The Late Miocene Radiation of Modern Felidae: A Genetic Assessment},
  author={W. Johnson and E. Eizirik and J. Pecon-Slattery and W. Murphy and A. Antunes and E. Teeling and S. O'Brien},
  pages={73 - 77}
  • W. Johnson, E. Eizirik, +4 authors S. O'Brien
  • Published 2006
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Science
  • Modern felid species descend from relatively recent (<11 million years ago) divergence and speciation events that produced successful predatory carnivores worldwide but that have confounded taxonomic classifications. [...] Key Result A highly resolved molecular phylogeny with divergence dates for all living cat species, derived from autosomal, X-linked, Y-linked, and mitochondrial gene segments (22,789 base pairs) and 16 fossil calibrations define eight principal lineages produced through at least 10…Expand Abstract
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