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Phylogenetic relationships of the New World titi monkeys (Callicebus): first appraisal of taxonomy based on molecular evidence

Byrne, Hazel; Rylands, Anthony B; Carneiro, Jeferson C; Alfaro, Jessica W L; Bertuol, Fabricio; da Silva, Maria N F; Messias, Mariluce; Groves, Colin P; Mittermeier, Russell A; Farias, Izeni; Hrbek, Tomas; Schneider, Horacio; Sampaio, Iracilda; Boubli, Jean P.


Background Titi monkeys, Callicebus, comprise the most species-rich primate genus—34 species are currently recognised, five of them described since 2005. The lack of molecular data for titi monkeys has meant that little is known of their phylogenetic relationships and divergence times. To clarify their evolutionary history, we assembled a large molecular dataset by sequencing 20 nuclear and two mitochondrial loci for 15 species, including representatives from all recognised...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016-03-01
Type: Journal article
Source: Frontiers in Zoology
DOI: 10.1186/s12983-016-0142-4
Access Rights: Open Access


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