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Re: Turtle phylogeny (free pdf)

Errk. Make that Archelosauria...

On Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 8:14 AM, Ben Creisler <bcreisler@gmail.com> wrote:
> Some buzz on Twitter about this paper today, which creates the
> Achelosauria. The paper is now in open access but is still in
> manuscript form.
> On Tue, Nov 4, 2014 at 8:31 AM, Ben Creisler <bcreisler@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Ben Creisler
>> bcreisler@gmail.com
>> A new online paper:
>> Nicholas G. Crawford, James F. Parham, Anna B. Sellas, Brant C.
>> Faircloth, Travis C. Glenn, Theodore J. Papenfuss, James B. Henderson,
>> Madison H. Hansen & W. Brian Simison (2014)
>> A phylogenomic analysis of turtles.
>> Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution (advance online publication)
>> DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2014.10.021
>> http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1055790314003819
>> Highlights
>> 2,004 Ultraconserved element (UCE) loci resolve relationships among
>> living turtles.
>> The UCE phylogeny is used to test and development a phylogenetic 
>> nomenclature.
>> The UCE phylogeny is more consistent with biogeography and
>> stratigraphy of fossil turtles than morphological hypotheses.
>> The UCE phylogeny provides a scaffold for paleontological studies.
>> Abstract
>> Molecular analyses of turtle relationships have overturned prevailing
>> morphological hypotheses and prompted the development of a new
>> taxonomy. Here we provide the first genome-scale analysis of turtle
>> phylogeny. We sequenced 2,381 ultraconserved element (UCE) loci
>> representing a total of 1,718,154 bp of aligned sequence. Our sampling
>> includes 32 turtle taxa representing all 14 recognized turtle families
>> and an additional six outgroups. Maximum likelihood, Bayesian, and
>> species tree methods produce a single resolved phylogeny. This robust
>> phylogeny shows that proposed phylogenetic names correspond to
>> well-supported clades, and this topology is more consistent with the
>> temporal appearance of clades and paleobiogeography. Future studies of
>> turtle phylogeny using fossil turtles should use this topology as a
>> scaffold for their morphological phylogenetic analyses.