The impacts of comparative anatomy of electric rays (Batoidea: Torpediniformes) on their systematic hypotheses

  title={The impacts of comparative anatomy of electric rays (Batoidea: Torpediniformes) on their systematic hypotheses},
  author={Kerin M. Claeson},
  journal={Journal of Morphology},
The Comparative anatomy of the 11 recognized genera within Torpediniformes is described, systematically categorized, and illustrated in a comprehensive photo‐atlas. Data are compiled into a character matrix and cladistically analyzed using parsimony to test hypotheses about the previously recognized subfamilies, while reconstructing the possible evolutionary history of Torpediniformes. Results are consistent with the previous rank‐based classifications, regardless of the parsimony criteria used… 

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