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Fossil gaps inferred from phylogenies alter the apparent nature of diversification in dragonflies and their relatives

Robert B Davis12*, David B Nicholson134, Emily LR Saunders1 and Peter J Mayhew1

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1 Department of Biology, University of York, York, YO10 5YW, UK

2 Department of Zoology, University of Tartu, Vanemuise 46, EE-51014 Tartu, Estonia

3 Department of Palaeontology, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD, UK

4 National Museums of Scotland, Department of Natural Sciences, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH1 1JF, UK

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BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011, 11:252  doi:10.1186/1471-2148-11-252

Published: 14 September 2011

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Additional file 1:

Valid taxonomy. A list of Odonata and Protodonata family names which are considered valid for the purposes of this study.

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Input trees. Input trees from primary literature used in supertree analysis.

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Software & settings. Software used and settings applied for both MRP and MRC supertree analysis.

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Origination & extinction dates. Fossil first appearance dates and extinction dates for all Odonata and Protodonata families, and modified origination dates when ghost ranges are taken into account.

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V and V+ scores. V and V+ support scores for MRP and MRC supertree nodes.

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Sister group species richness comparisons. Sister group species richness comparisons for both MRP and MRC supertrees indicating where significant upshifts and downshifts in species richness have occurred.

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