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Re: Peering at review

Brian Lauret (zthemanvirus@hotmail.com) wrote:

<My question is: Does this also apply to the macroscelideans? I seem to 
remember these are classified as afrotheres as well.They don't seem to.
Anyway, can Bibymalagasia be considered afrothere? And what about 
Eurotamandua and it's grouping,the Afredentata?Quite difficult with all 
these new & extinct mammalian clades i guess...>

  Macroscelidea has been grouped with afrotheres, but solely on genetic
analysis. Other phylogenies, genetic and morphological, place them at the
base of Glires or as its sister group, and another at the base of
Archonta. Macroscelidea are specific in their anatomy even in fossil
forms, but I will need to review my references to get back to you on that.
As for *Pseudorycteropus* ("order" Bibymalagasia), I have no knowledge of
it's phylogenetics. Same for *Eurotamandua*, etc....


Jaime A. Headden

  Little steps are often the hardest to take.  We are too used to making leaps 
in the face of adversity, that a simple skip is so hard to do.  We should all 
learn to walk soft, walk small, see the world around us rather than zoom by it.

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