The Postcranial Morphology of Ptilocercus lowii (Scandentia, Tupaiidae): An Analysis of Primatomorphan and Volitantian Characters

@article{Sargis2004ThePM,
  title={The Postcranial Morphology of Ptilocercus lowii (Scandentia, Tupaiidae): An Analysis of Primatomorphan and Volitantian Characters},
  author={E. Sargis},
  journal={Journal of Mammalian Evolution},
  year={2004},
  volume={9},
  pages={137-160}
}
  • E. Sargis
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • Journal of Mammalian Evolution
  • The eutherian orders Scandentia, Primates, Dermoptera, and Chiroptera have been grouped together by many morphologists, using various methods and data sets, into the cohort Archonta. Molecular evidence, however, has supported a clade (called Euarchonta) that includes Scandentia, Primates, and Dermoptera, but not Chiroptera. Within Archonta, some systematists have grouped Dermoptera and Chiroptera in Volitantia, while others have grouped Dermoptera and Primates in Primatomorpha. The order… CONTINUE READING
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