Tracing the Origin and Diversification of Dipodoidea (Order: Rodentia): Evidence from Fossil Record and Molecular Phylogeny

@article{Zhang2012TracingTO,
  title={Tracing the Origin and Diversification of Dipodoidea (Order: Rodentia): Evidence from Fossil Record and Molecular Phylogeny},
  author={Qian Zhang and Lin Xia and Yuri Kimura and Georgy I. Shenbrot and Zhaoqun Zhang and Deyan Ge and Qisen Yang},
  journal={Evolutionary Biology},
  year={2012},
  volume={40},
  pages={32-44}
}
Dipodoidea are a diverse rodent group whose earliest known record is from the Middle Eocene. The evolution and diversification of this superfamily have been documented by fossils and comparative morphology, but have not yet been studied from the perspective of molecular phylogeny. This study is the first attempt to reconstruct an extensive phylogeny of… CONTINUE READING