Table 2

Phylogenetic signal in the damselfishes
Phylograms Chronograms
K λ K λ
Standard length 0.407±0.11 0.934±0.09 0.358±0.10 0.883±0.04
Body ratio 0.205±0.08 0.954±0.07 0.233±0.09 0.921±0.02
Dorsal fin soft rays 0.467±0.14 0.925±0.06 0.461±0.14 0.886±0.02
Dorsal fin hard rays 0.513±0.10 0.914±0.07 0.578±0.12 0.859±0.02
Anal fin soft rays 0.161±0.07 0.911±0.07 0.186±0.08 0.872±0.03
Lateral line scales 0.856±0.30 1.026±0.06 0.973±0.33 0.962±0.02
Pectoral fin rays 0.349±0.12 0.842±0.06 0.329±0.12 0.842±0.04
Gill rakers 0.237±0.09 1.011±0.07 0.294±0.12 0.949±0.02

Blomberg’s K and Pagel’s λ statistics of phylogenetic signal and standard deviation for the damselfish morphological dataset in the posterior distributions of phylograms and chronograms. For each trait, the statistic closest to one is indicated in bold.

Litsios et al.

Litsios et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2012 12:212   doi:10.1186/1471-2148-12-212

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