Origins of Lemurs and other Malagasy Biota


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2015 Comparative and population mitogenomic analyses of Madagascar’s extinct, giant ‘subfossil’ lemurs. Kistler, L., A. Ratan, L.R. Crowley, et al. Journal of Human Evolution, 79:45-54. PDF
 2014  The founding of Mauritian endemic coffee trees by a synchronous long-distance dispersal event. Nowak, M. D., Haller, B.C. and A.D. Yoder. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 27(6):1229-39. PDF
2012 Sequence data from new plastid and nuclear
COSII regions resolves early diverging lineages in Coffea (Rubiaceae)
Nowak, M.D., Davis, A.P. and A.D. Yoder. Systematic Botany, 37(4):995-1005.
2009 Phylogeny and Evolution of Malagasy Plated Lizards. Raselimanana, A., Noonan, B.P., Karanth, P., Gauthier, J., and A.D. Yoder. Mol. Phyl. & Evol. 50: 336-344.

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2008 The development and application of a phylogenomic toolkit: resolving the evolutionary history of Madagascar’s lemurs. Horvath, J., Weisrock, D., Embry, S.L., Fiorentino, Balhoff, J.P., I., Kappeler, P., Wray, G.A., Willard, H., and A.D. Yoder. Genome Research 18(3): 489-499. PDF
2006 Has vicariance or dispersal been the predominant biogeographic force in Madagascar?: only time will tell. Yoder, A.D. and M. Nowak. Ann. Rev. Ecol. Evol. Syst., 37:405-431. PDF
2005 The biogeography of Madagascar: where to turn when the fossils aren’t there. Yoder, A.D. Paleontological Society Papers, V. 11, 129-139.
2005 Ancient DNA from giant extinct lemurs verifies single origin of Malagasy primates. Karanth, P. Rakotosamimanana, B., Parsons, T.J. and A.D. Yoder. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 102: 5090-5095. PDF
2003 Origin of Malagasy Carnivora. Yoder, A.D. and J.J. Flynn. In: The Natural History of Madagascar (S. M. Goodman and J. Benstead, eds.) University of Chicago Press, pp. 1253-1256.
2003 Phylogeny of the lemurs. Yoder, A.D. In: The Natural History of Madagascar (S. M. Goodman and J. Benstead, eds.) University of Chicago Press, pp. 1242-1247.
2003 Single origin of Malagasy Carnivora from an African ancestor. Yoder, A.D., Burns, M.M., Zehr, S., Delefosse, T., Veron, G., Goodman, S.M., and J.J. Flynn. Nature, 421: 734-737. PDF
2002 Molecular evidence of reproductive isolation in sympatric sibling species of mouse lemurs. Yoder, A.D., Burns, M.M., and F. Genin. International Journal of Primatology, 23: 1335-1343. PDF
1996 Ancient single origin for Malagasy primates. Yoder, A.D., Cartmill, M., Ruvolo, M., Smith, K., and R. Vilgalys. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 93:5122-5126. PDF
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