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The Refined, Fine-Tuned Placental Mammal Family Tree

The 'Novacek tree' - an influential view of placental phylogeny from 1992. Our understanding of phylogeny – the shape of the tree of life – is constantly evolving, and it’ll continue to evolve as long as new data keeps coming in and so long as we continue to generate hypotheses based on this data.Since the late 1990s, our view of placental mammal phylogeny has changed radically as molecular studies have shed new light on the shape of the tree...

July 14, 2015 — Darren Naish
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