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A phylogenetic study of living and fossil platyrrhines. American Museum novitates ; no. 3269

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dc.contributor.author Horovitz, Inés. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-06T16:48:07Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-06T16:48:07Z
dc.date.issued 1999 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/3049
dc.description 40 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 28-33). en_US
dc.description.abstract "A phylogenetic analysis of the 16 genera of living platyrrhines (New World monkeys) and 20 fossil taxa of the same group was undertaken. Analyses were conducted on two data sets: one was restricted to morphological characters and the other was a combination of those morphological characters and DNA sequence characters belonging to the 16S and 12S mito-chondrial genes and the e-globin and IRBP nuclear genes. In neither case could all taxa be included without large loss in resolution when the strict consensus trees were computed: the maximum number of fossil taxa that could be included was 11 with the first data set, and 18 with the second; relationships differed between the two. In the simultaneous analysis of mor-phological and molecular data, relationships among Recent taxa remained invariant regardless of what fossil taxa were included. This allowed a comparison of character changes along branches between a tree including Recent taxa only and a tree including the fossil species and to evaluate the influence that the addition of fossils has on our understanding of character evolution. When fossils were added, branch support values decreased substantially (i.e., for callitrichines and pitheciins) with the following contributing factors: (1) characters were not as clustered in some nodes as in the phylogeny of Recent taxa only but scattered among a larger number of nodes; (2) high numbers of fossils had missing entries, which contributed to their being ubiquitous and accommodating in many topologies; and (3) adding taxa increased the degree of homoplasy and in some cases caused a higher instability for some clades. It is apparent that a high Bremer value may be the result of extinctions and taxonomic incomplete-ness, rather than correspondence to reality"--P. [1]. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher New York, NY : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 3269 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.3269, 1999 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Cebidae en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Cebidae, Fossil. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mammals -- South America en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mammals -- Caribbean Area en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mammals, Fossil -- South America. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mammals, Fossil -- Caribbean Area. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- South America. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Caribbean Area. en_US
dc.title A phylogenetic study of living and fossil platyrrhines. American Museum novitates ; no. 3269 en_US
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  • American Museum Novitates
    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

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