Table 2

Estimated divergence times relating to the major carnivore lineages.

Taxon

Node ID

Divergence time in Ma with 95% CI

Time of origin in Ma with 95% CI

% lag

Number of species

Total PD

Average PD per species


Carnivora

7

64.9 (62.3 to 67.5)

89.6 (83.1 to 96.2)

27.6

286

2,426.0

8.5

Feliformia

8

53.2 (48.4 to 57.8)

64.9 (62.3 to 67.5)

18.0

121

1,047.4

8.7

Nandiniidae

53.2 (48.4 to 57.8)

1

53.2

53.2

Felidae

11

16.3 (15.3 to 17.4)

52.9 (48.1 to 57.5)

69.2

40

282.1

7.1

Prionodontidae

49

10.9 (10.3 to 11.4)

52.9 (48.1 to 57.5)

79.4

2

63.8

31.9

Viverridae

51

23.6 (21.3 to 28.6)

31.8 (30.7 to 33.0)

25.8

33

277.4

8.4

Herpestidae

85

11.6 (10.2 to 13.2)

21.3 (19.3 to 23.4)

45.5

33

208.2

6.3

Eupleridae

113

18.0 (16.8 to 19.3)

21.3 (19.3 to 23.4)

15.5

8

82.5

10.3

Hyaenidae

120

5.3 (3.3 to 7.3)

27.0 (25.6 to 28.4)

80.4

4

36.5

9.1

Caniformia

123

61.2 (57.0 to 65.4)

64.9 (62.3 to 67.5)

5.7

165

1,353.9

8.2

Ursidae

125

17.2 (15.6 to 18.9)

47.8 (45.4 to 50.2)

64.0

8

100.8

12.6

Ailuridae

35.0 (34.0 to 35.9)

1

35.0

35.0

Mustelidae

136

30.1 (28.9 to 31.4)

31.6 (30.2 to 33.0)

4.7

59

368.8

6.3

Procyonidae

186

24.0 (22.6 to 25.4)

31.6 (30.2 to 33.0)

24.1

14

194.2

13.9

Mephitidae

192

20.7 (18.2 to 23.3)

35.7 (34.3 to 37.0)

42.0

12

123.3

10.3

Odobenidae

20.4 (17.9 to 23.0)

1

20.4

20.4

Otariidae

204

8.1 (7.2 to 9.0)

20.4 (17.9 to 23.0)

60.3

16

65.7

4.1

Phocidae

219

15.3 (14.5 to 16.1)

22.4 (20.6 to 24.3)

31.7

19

126.8

6.7

Canidae

237

16.3 (13.9 to 18.5)

61.2 (57.0 to 65.4)

73.4

35

259.9

7.4


Complete information for all nodes in the tree can be found in Additional file 2.

CI: confidence interval; PD: phylogenetic diversity

Nyakatura and Bininda-Emonds BMC Biology 2012 10:12   doi:10.1186/1741-7007-10-12

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