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Evolutionary origin of the Scombridae (tunas and mackerels): members of a paleogene adaptive radiation with 14 other pelagic fish families

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Uncertainties surrounding the evolutionary origin of the epipelagic fish family Scombridae (tunas and mackerels) are symptomatic of the difficulties in resolving suprafamilial relationships within Percomorpha, a hyperdiverse teleost radiation that contains approximately 17,000 species placed in 13 ill-defined orders and 269 families. Here we find that scombrids share a common ancestry with 14 families based on (i) bioinformatic analyses using partial mitochondrial and nuclear gene sequences f...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Earth Sciences
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Public Library of Science
Journal:
PLoS ONE More from this journal
Volume:
8
Issue:
9
Pages:
e73535
Publication date:
2013-09-04
Acceptance date:
2013-07-22
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EISSN:
1932-6203
Language:
English
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uuid:b7dcf616-e172-40ee-961b-55f3d21da375
Local pid:
pubs:426150
Source identifiers:
426150
Deposit date:
2013-11-16

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