Table 1

Mean estimated ages, 95% confidence intervals and ancestral ecologies for the family and subfamilies

Clade

Age in Ma

95% HPD

Proportional likelihoods of ancestral ecology of branch leading to nodea


Arecaceae, crown

100.1

92-108.7

0 = 0.984/1 = 0.0/2 = 0.0


Calamoideae, crown

80.2

70.3-90.3

0 = 0.999/1 = 0.0/2 = 0.0


Nypoideae, stem

93.5

87.5-100.6

0 = 0.982/1 = 0.0/2 = 0.0


Coryphoideae, crown

66.0

51.35-80

0 = 0.716/1 = 0.28/2 = 0.0


Ceroxyloideae, crown

52.1

30-74.2

0 = 0.979/1 = 0.0/2 = 0.0


Arecoideae, crown

73.6

66.1-81.3

0 = 0.999/1 = 0.0/2 = 0.0


Bold entries indicate values significantly different from other states.

a0 = Tropical rain forest restricted; 1 = mangrove restricted; 2 = non-rain forest restricted.

HPD = highest posterior density; Ma = millions of years.

Couvreur et al. BMC Biology 2011 9:44   doi:10.1186/1741-7007-9-44

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