True and false gharials: a nuclear gene phylogeny of crocodylia.

  title={True and false gharials: a nuclear gene phylogeny of crocodylia.},
  author={John Harshman and Christopher J. Huddleston and Jonathan P. Bollback and T. J. Parsons and Michael J. Braun},
  journal={Systematic biology},
  volume={52 3},
The phylogeny of Crocodylia offers an unusual twist on the usual molecules versus morphology story. The true gharial (Gavialis gangeticus) and the false gharial (Tomistoma schlegelii), as their common names imply, have appeared in all cladistic morphological analyses as distantly related species, convergent upon a similar morphology. In contrast, all previous molecular studies have shown them to be sister taxa. We present the first phylogenetic study of Crocodylia using a nuclear gene. We… CONTINUE READING
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