Response to comment on "Impacts of the cretaceous terrestrial revolution and KPg extinction on mammal diversification"

William J. Murphy, Jan E. Janecka, Tanja Stadler, Eduardo Eizirik, Oliver A. Ryder, John Gatesy, Robert W. Meredith, Mark S. Springer

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Abstract

Bininda-Emonds and Purvis reanalyzed our mammalian phylogenetic supermatrix and claim that our results are not significantly different from their delayed-rise hypothesis. We show that our divergence times are ~11 million years later for placental inter- and intraordinal divergences - consistent with a post - Cretaceous-Paleogene (KPg) radiation of most modern mammalian orders - and find no support for the early Eocene delayed-rise hypothesis.

Original languageEnglish
JournalScience
Volume336
Issue number6090
DOIs
StatePublished - 6 Jul 2012

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