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A report on the results of phylogenetic analyses of the endemic African …


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- Phylogeny and biogeography of African Murinae based on mitochondrial and nuclear gene sequences, with a new tribal classification of the subfamily

Authors' contributions

EL and PC initiated the study and assembled the data. EL, KA, CD and FC collected specimens in the field and/or provided tissue samples. MC, EL and PC obtained sequences. PC ran the calculations. FC, KA and CD all contributed to improving the manuscript. All authors read and approved the manuscript.

Acknowledgements

We greatly acknowledge the numerous field collectors and institutions who graciously loaned tissues samples: the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle of Paris, the collection of Preserved Mammalian Tissues of the Institut des Sciences de l'Evolution of Montpellier France, the Australian National Wildlife Collection (CSIRO), the Field Museum of Natural History (J. Kerbis-Peterhans), the Carnegie Museum of Natural History (S. McLaren), the Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde in Stuttgart (F. Dieterlen), the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (L. Granjon), Anke Hoffman, Marc Colyn, the Department of Biology of the University of Antwerp (W. Verheyen and E. Verheyen) and Johan R. Michaux. We also are grateful to Laurent Granjon for comments on an early draft of the manuscript. This publication is a contribution ISEM 2008-056.


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