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Title:The Phylogenetic Relationships Among Extant Catfishes, With Special Reference to Ictaluridae (Otophysi: Siluriformes)
Author(s):Hardman, Michael
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Page, Lawrence M.
Department / Program:Animal Biology
Discipline:Animal Biology
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Biology, Genetics
Abstract:Cytochrome b suggested cryptic diversity within several species of Noturus. Relationships among members of the subgenus Rabida were resolved and in many cases well supported. Relationships among Schilbeodes were poorly resolved. A calibrated substitution rate identified a period between 8 and 2 million years ago in which the majority of cladogenesis took place in Rabida. A novel hypothesis of relationships among surface-dwelling ictalurid genera is provided in which Ameiurus is the sister group to a clade composed of Ictalurus, Pylodictis and Noturus, in which Ictalurus is the sister group to Pylodictis and Noturus.
Issue Date:2002
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:206 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2002.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/87840
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3070318
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:2002


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