Phiomys andrewsi, Osborn, 1908

Antoñanzas, Raquel López, Sen, Sevket & Mein, Pierre, 2004, Systematics and phylogeny of the cane rats (Rodentia: Thryonomyidae), Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 142, pp. 423-444: 436

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0024-4082

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scientific name

Phiomys andrewsi
status

 

andrewsi   geespei   pigotti   stromeri   africanus   indicus   johanesi   . spp Phiomys   Kochalia   Paraphiomys   Apodecter   Neosciuromys   Paraulacodus Paraulacodus   Thryonomys   acters are binary whereas seven are multistate. Amongst the latter, characters 5, 12, 13, 14, 19 and 22 have two derived states and character 17 has three. Owing to the lack of a priori information, the weight of all characters was chosen to be identical (1). Using the same line of thought, there is no rationale to order the multistate characters and therefore all the possible transformations of one state into another cost one step.

PROCEDURE

The software of phylogenetic reconstruction by parsimony analysis used was PAUP v.3.1.1 ( Swofford, 1993). The relatively high number of terminal taxa and characters precluded exact tree building, so a heuristic search by stepwise addition (‘closest’ option) was performed.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Mammalia

Order

Rodentia

Family

Phiomyidae

Genus

Phiomys