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Radiation of Extant Cetaceans Driven by Restructuring of the Oceans

Steeman, Mette E.; Hebsgaard, Martin B.; Fordyce, R. Ewan; Ho, Simon; Rabosky, Daniel L.; Nielsen, Rasmus; Rahbek, Carsten; Glenner, Henrik; Sorensen, Martin V.; Willerslev, Eske


The remarkable fossil record of whales and dolphins (Cetacea) has made them an exemplar of macroevolution. Although their overall adaptive transition from terrestrial to fully aquatic organisms is well known, this is not true for the radiation of modern whales. Here, we explore the diversification of extant cetaceans by constructing a robust molecular phylogeny that includes 87 of 89 extant species. The phylogeny and divergence times are derived from nuclear and mitochondrial markers,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Systematic Biology
DOI: 10.1093/sysbio/syp060


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