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J Biol. 2008;7(4):13. doi: 10.1186/jbiol74. Epub 2008 May 1.

Colugos: obscure mammals glide into the evolutionary limelight.

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Department of Anthropology, The Field Museum, Chicago, IL 60605-2496, USA. rdmartin@fieldmuseum.org

Abstract

Substantial molecular evidence indicates that tree-shrews, colugos and primates cluster together on the mammalian phylogenetic tree. Previously, a sister-group relationship between colugos and primates seemed likely. A new study of colugo chromosomes indicates instead an affinity between colugos and tree-shrews.

PMID:
18466644
PMCID:
PMC2397492
DOI:
10.1186/jbiol74
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