Technical comment on "The placental mammal ancestor and the post-K-Pg radiation of placentals"

Mark S. Springer, Robert Meredith, Emma C. Teeling, William J. Murphy

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Abstract

O'Leary et al. (Research Article, 8 February 2013, p. 662) examined mammalian relationships and divergence times and concluded that a single placental ancestor crossed the Cretaceous-Paleogene (K-Pg) boundary. This conclusion relies on phylogenetic analyses that fail to discriminate between homology and homoplasy and further implies virus-like rates of nucleotide substitution in early Paleocene placentals.

Original languageEnglish
JournalScience
Volume341
Issue number6146
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StatePublished - 1 Jan 2013

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Springer, Mark S. ; Meredith, Robert ; Teeling, Emma C. ; Murphy, William J. / Technical comment on "The placental mammal ancestor and the post-K-Pg radiation of placentals". In: Science. 2013 ; Vol. 341, No. 6146.
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Technical comment on "The placental mammal ancestor and the post-K-Pg radiation of placentals". / Springer, Mark S.; Meredith, Robert; Teeling, Emma C.; Murphy, William J.

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