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Phylogeny

Gavin J. Prideaux

in Systematics and Evolution of the Sthenurine Kangaroos

Published by University of California Press

Published in print January 2004 | ISBN: 9780520098459
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520916050 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520098459.003.0005
Phylogeny

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This chapter presents the first comprehensive cladistic analysis of the Sthenurinae. It provides a detailed description of the morphological characters of the Sthenurinae and their apomorphies. The chapter discusses the taxonomic change prompted by this analysis including the emplacement of two species arising between Sthenurus and Simosthenurus into two new genera, the Metasthenurus and the Archaeosimos.

Keywords: cladistic analysis; Sthenurinae; morphological characters; apomorphies; Sthenurus; Simosthenurus; Metasthenurus; Archaeosimos

Chapter.  12988 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences

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