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A new time-scale for ray-finned fish evolution.

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The Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) is the largest and most diverse vertebrate group, but little is agreed about the timing of its early evolution. Estimates using mitochondrial genomic data suggest that the major actinopterygian clades are much older than divergence dates implied by fossils. Here, the timing of the evolutionary origins of these clades is reinvestigated using morphological, and nuclear and mitochondrial genetic data. Results indicate that existing fossil-based estimates of...

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10.1098/rspb.2006.3749

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Hurley, IA More by this author
Mueller, RL More by this author
Schmidt, EJ More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Earth Sciences
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Journal:
Proceedings. Biological sciences / The Royal Society
Volume:
274
Issue:
1609
Pages:
489-498
Publication date:
2007-02-05
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EISSN:
1471-2954
ISSN:
0962-8452
URN:
uuid:d5ac49ca-e559-4920-b797-253bdc8a9b13
Source identifiers:
153893
Local pid:
pubs:153893

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