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Author Warren E.Johnson, E.E.
Title The Late Miocene Radiation of Modern Felidae: A Genetic Assessment Type Miscellaneous
Year 2006 Publication (up) Science Abbreviated Journal
Volume 311 Issue Pages 73-77
Keywords classification; divergence; Dna; Felidae; genetics; Miocene; mitochondrial; phylogeny; radiation; species; taxonomic
Abstract Modern felid species descend from relatively recent (<11 million years ago) divergence and

speciation events that produced successful predatory carnivores worldwide but that have

confounded taxonomic classifications. A highly resolved molecular phylogeny with divergence dates

for all living cat species, derived from autosomal, X-linked, Y-linked, and mitochondrial gene

segments (22,789 base pairs) and 16 fossil calibrations define eight principal lineages produced

through at least 10 intercontinental migrations facilitated by sea-level fluctuations. A ghost lineage

analysis indicates that available felid fossils underestimate (i.e., unrepresented basal branch

length) first occurrence by an average of 76%, revealing a low representation of felid lineages

in paleontological remains. The phylogenetic performance of distinct gene classes showed that

Y-chromosome segments are appreciably more informative than mitochondrial DNA, X-linked,

or autosomal genes in resolving the rapid Felidae species radiation.
Corporate Author Thesis
Publisher Place of Publication Washington D.C. Editor Jill Pecon-Slattery, W.J.M., Agostinho Antunes, Emma Teeling, Stephen J.O'Brien
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Call Number SLN @ rana @ 880 Serial 1008
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