Project 367: Spaulding, M and Flynn, J. J. 2012. Phylogeny of the Carnivoramorpha: The impact of postcranial characters. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology. 10 (4):653-677.
Specimen: †Vulpavus ovatus (AMNH:11498)

Abstract

Previous analyses of the mammalian clade Carnivoramorpha have tended to sample only cranial and dental character systems, particularly those that included early Cenozoic taxa, Viverravidae and basal Carnivoraformes (the latter being a paraphyletic array of taxa traditionally referred to as the ‘Miacidae’). In this study we add more than 100 postcranial characters to an existing dataset dominated by cranio-dental characters. The addition of the new characters permits the inclusion of a large number of basal carnivoraforms, known solely or predominantly from postcranial characters, that previously would have been ‘unplaceable’ in a phylogenetic analysis. The resultant phylogeny recovers most of the same clades identified in previous studies, but resolves some relationships differently within the basal carnivoraforms. A novel (unnamed) monophyletic subclade of the Carnivoraformes is recovered, supported in part by characters from both the prior and new datasets. The inclusion of a substantial suite of postcranial characters expands the ability to assess the relationships of basal carnivoramorphan taxa, and permits the inclusion of many taxa represented only by incomplete material.


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Article DOI: 10.1080/14772019.2011.630681

Project DOI: 10.7934/P367, http://dx.doi.org/10.7934/P367
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  • 51 Taxa
  • 1 Specimen
  • 216 Characters
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Total scored cells: 6808
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Total character states: 487
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Taxonomic Overview for Matrix 'M855' (51 Taxa)

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[1] †Leptictis
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[3] †Hyaenodon
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[4] †Thinocyon sp
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[5] Echinosorex gymnurus
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[6] Erinaceus europaeus
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[7] †Oodectes herpestoides
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[8] †Vulpavus profectus
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[9] †Vulpavus palustris
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[10] †Vulpavus ovatus
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[12] †Miacis parvivorus
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[13] †Dawsonicyon isami
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[14] †Miacis petilus
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[15] †Miacis washakius
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[16] †Miacis sylvestris
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[17] †Procynodictis vulpiceps
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[18] †Miacis uintensis
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[19] †Tapocyon robustus
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[20] †Quercygale
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[21] †Protictis schaffi
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[22] †Viverravus acutus
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[24] †Viverravus minutus
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[25] †Viverravus gracilis
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[27] †Didymictis protenus
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[28] †Didymictis vancleveae
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[29] †Hesperocyon gregarious
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[30] †Otarocyon
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[31] †Daphoenus sp.
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[32] †Miacis cognitus
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[33] Canis latrans
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[34] Mephitis mephitis
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[35] Gulo gulo
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[36] Ursus
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[37] Otariidae
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[38] †Pteronarctos goedertae
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[39] Procyon lotor
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[40] Ailurus fulgens
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[41] †Hoplophoneus
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[42] †Dinictis
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[43] Nandinia binotata
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[44] Hyaena hyaena
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[45] Civettictis civetta
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[46] Felis concolor
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[47] Herpestes
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[48] †Zodiolestes
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[49] †Palaeoprionodon
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[50] †Stenogale
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[51] †Proailurus
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[52] †Herpestides antiquus
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[56] †Miacis exiguus
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[57] †Miacis medius
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