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Re: Plesiorycteropus and Apheliscinae part 2



David Marjanovic wrote-

> > My constraint tree was-
> > |--Marsupalia
> > `--+--+--+--Hyracoidea
> >   |  |  |--Proboscidea
> >   |  |  `--Sirenia
> >   |  `--+--Tubulidentata
> >   |     |--Tenrecidae
> >   |     |--Chrysochloridae
> >   |     `--Macroscelidea
>
> Some molecular trees do get the aardvark on the other side (forming
> Pseudungulata with Paenungulata -- yay). All get Tenrecidae and
> Chrysochloridae as sistergroups, but that came out anyway...

Not all molecular trees.
RAG1 gets ((Ten,Mac)(Tub,Chr)) (Wadell et al., 2003).
ND6 gets (Chr(Mac(Ten,Tub))) (Wadell et al., 2003).
Apolipoprotein B gets (Tub(Ten(Chr,Mac))) (Amrine-Madsen et al., 2003).
The complete mitochondrial genome gets (Ten(Tub(Chr,Mac) (Murata et al.,
2003).

> >         `--+--Chiroptera
> >            |--+--Camelidae
> >            |  `--+--Suidae
> >            |     `--+--Ruminantia
> >            |        `--+--Hippopotamidae
> >            |           `--Cetacea
> >            |--Perrisodactyla
> >            `--+--Pholidota
> >               `--Carnivora
>
> Chiroptera always comes out outside a clade of the other three.

Not always.
Combined RAG 1, gamma-fibrinogen, ND6, mt-RNA, c-MYC, eta-globin and GHR
gets-
(Eulip(Cetart((Pholi,Carni)(Periss,Chiro)))) (Wadell et al., 2003).

> >         |  |  |--+--Tupaia
> >         |  |  |  `--Anagale
>
> Are any postcrania known for *Anagale*?

Yes, according to what's scored in the matrix.

> >            `--+--+--Manis
> >               |  `--+--Felis
> >               |     `--Canis
> >               `--+--+--Ceratotherium
> >                  |  `--+--Equus
> >                  |     `--Tapirus
> >                  `--+--+--+--Artibeus
> >                     |  |  `--Nycteris
> >                     |  `--+--Pteropus
> >                     |     `--Rousettus
> >                     `--+--Palaeoparadoxia
> >                        `--+--Lama
> >                           `--+--Sus
> >                              `--+--Tragelaphus
> >                                 `--+--Hippopotamus
> >                                    `--+--Megaptera
> >                                       `--Tursiops
>
> Chiroptera inside Euungulata! Argh!!! How does that work?!?

Interesting that a morphological matrix found that, eh?

Mickey Mortimer
Undergraduate, Earth and Space Sciences
University of Washington
The Theropod Database - http://students.washington.edu/eoraptor/Home.html