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Re: Rép : Post–K-Pg Radiation of Placentals -- open access!!!
Problematically, "Colbertia" is already the name of a notoungulate
> genus. And since they find Notoungulata (as represented by
> Thomashuxleya eterna) to form part of the tethythere stem group,
> Colbertia is a "colbertian"!
What's so eternal about Thomashuxleya?
Some very interesting findings. Perhaps the strangest is Rodhocetus
> balochistanensis as a stem-euungulate!
That one suddenly makes sense when you look at the morphology-only and
molecules-only trees. Quite the headdesk moment. More on this later.
(Although Icaronycteris and Onychonycteris as a clade[!] of
> stem-microbats [not stem-bats!] is also odd.)
That may be due to the known tendency of Bayesian inference, when given
a flat prior on tree shape, to gather basal twigs into larger clades to
make the tree more symmetric.