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Strugnell, J,Allcock, AL
2010
March
Molecular Phylogenetics And Evolution
Co-estimation of phylogeny and divergence times of Argonautoidea using relaxed phylogenetics
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Cephalopoda Octopodiformes COLEOID CEPHALOPODS MOLECULAR PHYLOGENY MOLLUSCA EVOLUTION OCTOPODA MODEL SEA
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This is the first study to investigate molecular phylogenetic relationships among all four genera of the superfamily Argonautoidea, a clade of diverse pelagic cephalopods with extraordinary characters such as ovoviviparity, dwarf males and secondary "shell" development. Phylogenetic relationships and divergence times within the superfamily were co-estimated using relaxed phylogenetic techniques. A sistertaxon relationship was recovered between Argonauta and Ocythoe and between Tremoctopus and Haliphron. The most recent common ancestor of Argonautoidea was estimated to date from the early Tertiary under the scenario that a lack of a "shell" in the ocythoid lineage is a primary characteristic. In contrast, a later Tertiary most recent common ancestor was estimated under the scenario that a "shell" was present in the early ocythoid lineage and was Subsequently lost. (C) 2009 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
DOI 10.1016/j.ympev.2009.11.017
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