Genomic Evidence Supported Teeshrew is Closely Related to Primates  

Paul A. Young
Animal Group, Saunders Institute at BC, Canada
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International Journal of Molecular Evolution and Biodiversity, 2013, Vol. 3, No. 1   doi: 10.5376/ijmeb.2013.03.0001
Received: 10 Mar., 2013    Accepted: 15 Mar., 2013    Published: 21 Mar., 2013
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Young P.A., 2012, Genomic Evidence Supported Treeshrew is Closely Related to Primates, International Journal of Molecular Evolution and Biodiversity, Vol.3, No.1, 1~4 (doi: 10.5376/ijmeb.2013.03.0001)


The evidence of the latest whole genome sequencing data supported that treeshrews are neither Insectivora nor primate mammals, but they are closely related to primates, and clarified the ongoing controversy regarding the phylogenetic position of tree shrews. It can be said with certainty that treeshrews are small primitive mammals which belong to the Order Scandentia in Euarchontoglires, with a close relationship to primates.

Treeshrews; Insectivores; Primates, Scandentia; Euarchontoglires; Genomic evidence
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