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A higher-level MRP supertree of placental mammals

Beck, Robin MD; Bininda-Emonds, Olaf RP; Cardillo, Marcel; Liu, Fu-Guo; Purvis, Andy


BACKGROUND The higher-level phylogeny of placental mammals has long been a phylogenetic Gordian knot, with disagreement about both the precise contents of, and relationships between, the extant orders. A recent MRP supertree that favoured 'outdated' hypotheses (notably, monophyly of both Artiodactyla and Lipotyphla) has been heavily criticised for including low-quality and redundant data. We apply a stringent data selection protocol designed to minimise these problems to a much-expanded data...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006-11-13
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Evolutionary Biology
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2148-6-93


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