John J Flynn
Affiliation: American Museum of Natural History
- Molecular phylogeny of the carnivora (mammalia): assessing the impact of increased sampling on resolving enigmatic relationshipsJohn J Flynn
Department of Geology, The Field Museum, 1400 S Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL, 60605, USA
Syst Biol 54:317-37. 2005..These issues are a concern for similar studies, in which different gene sequences are concatenated in an effort to increase resolving power...
- The evolution of encephalization in caniform carnivoransJohn A Finarelli
Committee on Evolutionary Biology, The University of Chicago, 1025 E 57th St, Chicago, Illinois 60637, USA
Evolution 61:1758-72. 2007..Peculiarities in the estimated logEQs for the extinct caniform family Amphicyonidae were also investigated; these unusual patterns are likely due to a unique allometry in scaling brain to body size in this single clade...
- Single origin of Malagasy Carnivora from an African ancestorAnne D Yoder
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University, 165 Prospect Street, New Haven, Connecticut 06551, USA
Nature 421:734-7. 2003..We therefore conclude that a single event, such as vicariance or common dispersal, cannot explain the presence of both groups in Madagascar...
- Ancestral state reconstruction of body size in the Caniformia (Carnivora, Mammalia): the effects of incorporating data from the fossil recordJohn A Finarelli
Committee on Evolutionary Biology, University of Chicago, Illinois 60637, USA
Syst Biol 55:301-13. 2006..More generally, including fossils in such analyses incorporates evidence of directional trends, thereby yielding more reliable ancestral character state reconstructions...