Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 121 (2018) 158–165 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/ympev Editor’s Choice Article Appropriate fossil calibrations and tree constraints uphold the Mesozoic divergence of solenodons from other extant mammals a, b c Mark S. Springer , William J. Murphy , Alfred L. Roca Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843, USA Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801, USA ARTICLE I NFO ABSTRACT Keywords: The mammalian order Eulipotyphla includes four extant families of insectivorans: Solenodontidae (solenodons); Antilles Talpidae (moles); Soricidae (shrews); and Erinaceidae (hedgehogs). Of these, Solenodontidae includes only two Dispersal extant species, which are endemic to the largest islands of the Greater Antilles: Cuba and Hispaniola. Most Eulipotyphla molecular studies suggest that eulipotyphlan families diverged from each other across several million years, with Nesophontes the basal split between Solenodontidae and other families occurring in the Late Cretaceous. By contrast, Sato Solenodon et al. (2016) suggest that eulipotyphlan families diverged from each other in a polytomy∼58.6 million years ago Vicariance (Mya). This more recent divergence estimate for Solenodontidae
Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution – Elsevier
Published: Apr 1, 2018
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