The Phylogeny of the Myrmecophagidae (Mammalia, Xenarthra, Vermilingua) and the Relationship of Eurotamandua to the Vermilingua

@article{Gaudin2004ThePO,
  title={The Phylogeny of the Myrmecophagidae (Mammalia, Xenarthra, Vermilingua) and the Relationship of Eurotamandua to the Vermilingua},
  author={T. Gaudin and Daniel G. Branham},
  journal={Journal of Mammalian Evolution},
  year={2004},
  volume={5},
  pages={237-265}
}
  • T. Gaudin, Daniel G. Branham
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • Journal of Mammalian Evolution
  • A cladistic investigation of the phylogenetic relationships among the three extant anteater genera and the three undoubted extinct myrmecophagid genera is performed based upon osteological characteristics of the skull and postcranial skeleton. One hundred seven discrete morphological characters are analyzed using the computer program PAUP. Characters are polarized via comparison to the successive xenarthran outgroups Tardigrada (represented by the living sloth Bradypus) and Cingulata… CONTINUE READING
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