Diversification of rodents through time. Left part (A): Simplified family-level phylogenetic dated tree of rodents. Stratigraphic scale is in the lower part. Significant shifts in diversification rate (SDR) are indicated (see also Table 1 and Additional file 2: Figure S2, Additional file 3: Figure S3, Additional file 4: Figure S4, Additional file 5: Figure S5, Additional file 6: Figure S6, Additional file 7: Figure S7, Additional file 8: Figure S8, Additional file 9: Figure S9, Additional file 10: Figure S10, Additional file 11: Figure S11, Additional file 12: Figure S12 to Additional file 13: Figure S13). Upper right part (B): Variation through each epoch bin of the mean of absolute nodal Δshift statistics values calculated from the overall 2,263-taxon topology. Lower right part (C): Histogram of the number of rodents genera through Tertiary (McKenna and Bell, 1997). This illustrates the evolution of genus diversity for all rodents (black), extinct stem rodents (darkgreen), Muroidea+Anomaluroidea (orange), Castorimorpha (blue), Sciuroidea (green) and Ctenohystrica (red).
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