Use of spectral analysis to test hypotheses on the origin of pinnipeds.

@article{Lento1995UseOS,
  title={Use of spectral analysis to test hypotheses on the origin of pinnipeds.},
  author={G. M. Lento and R. E. Hickson and Geoffrey Keith Chambers and D. Penny},
  journal={Molecular biology and evolution},
  year={1995},
  volume={12 1},
  pages={28-52}
}
The evolutionary origin of the pinnipeds (seals, sea lions, and walruses) is still uncertain. Most authors support a hypothesis of a monophyletic origin of the pinnipeds from a caniform carnivore. A minority view suggests a diphyletic origin with true seals being related to the mustelids (otters and ferrets). The phylogenetic relationships of the walrus to other pinniped and carnivore families are also still particularly problematic. Here we examined the relative support for mono- and… CONTINUE READING
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