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PHYLOGENETIC ANALYSES OF SPINY POCKET MICE (HETEROMYIDAE: HETEROMYINAE) BASED ON
 

Summary: PHYLOGENETIC ANALYSES OF SPINY POCKET MICE
(HETEROMYIDAE: HETEROMYINAE) BASED ON
ALLOZYMIC AND MORPHOLOGICAL DATA
ROBERT P. ANDERSON,* MARCELO WEKSLER, AND DUKE S. ROGERS
Department of Biology, City College of the City University of New York, J-526 Marshak Science Building,
Convent Avenue at 138th Street, New York, NY 10031, USA (RPA)
Division of Vertebrate Zoology (Mammalogy), American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West
at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024, USA (RPA, MW)
The Graduate School and University Center, City University of New York, New York, NY 10016, USA (MW)
Department of Integrative Biology and M. L. Bean Life Science Museum, Brigham Young University,
Provo, UT 84602, USA (DSR)
Present address of MW: Institute of Arctic Biology and University of Alaska Museum,
University of Alaska Fairbanks, P.O. Box 757000, Fairbanks, AK 99775, USA
The subfamily Heteromyinae (spiny pocket mice) represents a well-defined monophyletic group within the
rodent family Heteromyidae. Although 2 genera of spiny pocket mice, Heteromys and Liomys, are recognized in
the subfamily, no phylogenetic analysis has demonstrated their reciprocal monophyly. A recent study using
DNA-sequence data from the mitochondrial gene cytochrome b suggested that Liomys is paraphyletic but
included few species of Heteromys. Here, we conduct phylogenetic analyses of the subfamily with dense
taxonomic sampling using allozymic data from a previous study and external and cranial morphological data; our
aim is to assess generic monophyly and elucidate phylogenetic structure within the genera, to the degree possible

  

Source: Anderson, Robert P. - Department of Biology, City College, City University of New York

 

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