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Estimating the phylogeny and divergence times of primates using a supermatrix approach

Helen J Chatterjee1*, Simon YW Ho23, Ian Barnes4 and Colin Groves5

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1 Research Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, UK

2 Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK

3 Centre for Macroevolution and Macroecology, Research School of Biology, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia

4 School of Biological Sciences, Royal Holloway University of London, Egham, Surrey, TW20 0EX, UK

5 School of Archaeology and Anthropology, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia

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BMC Evolutionary Biology 2009, 9:259  doi:10.1186/1471-2148-9-259

Published: 27 October 2009

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Table S1. Bayesian divergence time estimates for primates. Estimates were made using strict- and relaxed-clock models from a mitochondrial DNA supermatrix of 219 species.

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Figure S1. Maximum-clade-credibility tree of Order Primates, inferred from a genus-level mitochondrial DNA supermatrix using the Bayesian phylogenetic software MrBayes. Internal nodes are labeled with posterior probabilities given as percentages, with asterisks indicating 100% support. Branch lengths are measured in substitutions per site.

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Figure S2. Maximum-clade-credibility tree of Order Primates, inferred from a species-level mitochondrial DNA supermatrix using the Bayesian phylogenetic software MrBayes. Internal nodes are labeled with posterior probabilities given as percentages, with asterisks indicating 100% support. Branch lengths are measured in substitutions per site.

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Figure S3. Maximum-clade-credibility tree of Order Primates, inferred from a genus-level nuclear DNA supermatrix using the Bayesian phylogenetic software MrBayes. Internal nodes are labeled with posterior probabilities given as percentages, with asterisks indicating 100% support. Branch lengths are measured in substitutions per site.

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Table S2. Primate divergence times estimated in previous studies. From left to right, the columns present dates from Purvis (1995) [11], Goodman et al. (1998) [25], Hasegawa et al. (2003) [31], Poux and Douzery (2004) [4], Yoder and Yang (2000[27], 2004[21]) and Yoder et al. (1996*) [28], Eizirik et al. (2004) [18], Raaum et al. (2005) [29], Steiper and Young (2006) [26], Schrago (2007) [24], Bininda-Emonds et al. (2007) [30], Janeèka et al. (2007) [48], and Matsui et al. (2009) [32].

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Tables S3 S4 S5. Table S3. Details of mitochondrial species-level supermatrix. Table S4. Details of mitochondrial genus-level supermatrix. Table S5. Details of nuclear genus-level supermatrix.

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Table S6. Primate fossil evidence used to calibrate phylogenetic estimates of divergence times. Times are taken from Hartwig (2002). The earliest fossil evidence for the base of each group is used to place a minimum age constraint on its parent node in the tree. Minimum and maximum age constraints of 64 to 110 MYA, respectively, were also specified for the root node (divergence between primates and flying lemur).

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