Initial diversification of living amphibians predated the breakup of Pangaea

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San Mauro, D.; Vences, M.; Alcobendas, M.; Zardoya, R.; Meyer, A.;
(2005)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1086/429523
  • Subject: amphibian evolution | molecular clock | Pangaea breakup | molecular phylogeny | multiple calibrations | RAG1
    • ddc: ddc:570

The origin and divergence of the three living orders of amphibians (Anura, Caudata, Gymnophiona) and their main lineages are one of the most hotly debated topics in vertebrate evolution. Here, we present a robust molecular phylogeny based on the nuclear RAG1 gene as wel... View more
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