Published Phylogenetic Analyses of Cetacea by contributors to this Web site, with links to download the data matrices used in these studies.
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Geisler, J.H., Godfrey, S.J., and O. Lambert. 2012. A new genus and species of late Miocene inioid (Cetacea, Odontoceti) from the Meherrin River, North Carolina, U.S.A. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 32(1):198-211.
Geisler, J.H., M. McGowen, G. Yang, and J. Gatesy. 2011. A supermatrix analysis of genomic, morphological, and paleontological data from crown Cetacea. BMC Evolutionary Biology 11:112.
McGowen, M.R., S.H. Montgomery, C. Clark, and J. Gatesy. 2011 Phylogeny and adaptive evolution of the brain-development gene microcephalin (MCPH1) in cetaceans. BMC Evolutionary Biology 11:98.
A PDF of this paper can be downloaded from the BMC Evolutionary Biology homepage
McGowen, M. 2011. Towards the resolution of an explosive radiation—A multilocus phylogeny of oceanic dolphins (Delphinidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 60(3):345-357.
McGowen, M., M. Spaulding, and J. Gatesy. 2009. Divergence date estimation and a comprehensive molecular tree of extant cetaceans. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 53:891-906.
Spaulding, M., M. O'Leary, and J. Gatesy. 2009. Relationships of Cetacea (Artiodactyla) among mammals: Increased taxon sampling alters interpretations of key fossils and character transformations. PLoS One 4(9): e7062.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0007062.
Geisler, J.H., and J.M. Theodor. 2009. Brief Communications Arising: Hippo and Whale Phylogeny. Nature 458: E1-E4. doi:10.1038/nature07776.
Data file in tnt format is available here for download. Also available is a separate file with all most parsimonious trees, a file with the optimum trees for implied weighting with k = 3, and a corrected version of the published appendix. Full text of the paper can be viewed here.
Deméré, T., M. McGowen, A. Berta, and J. Gatesy. 2008. Morphological and molecular evidence for a stepwise evolutionary transition from teeth to baleen in mysticete whales. Systematic Biology 57:15-37.
Data matrix in nexus format of the dental genes sequenced for this study is available here for download as well as a nexus version of the supermatrix , which includes morphological and molecular data. A PDF of the paper is available at no charge here.
Geisler, J.H., and M.C. McKenna. 2007. A new species of mesonychian mammal from the early Eocene of Mongolia and its phylogenetic relationships. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 52(1): 189-212.
Geisler, J.H., Sanders, A.E., and Z.-X. Luo. 2005. A new protocetid whale (Cetacea: Archaeoceti) from the late middle Eocene of North America. American Museum Novitates 3480: 1-65.
Geisler, J.H., and A.E. Sanders. 2003. Morphological evidence for the phylogeny of Cetacea. Journal of Mammalian Evolution 10: 23-129.
Geisler, J.H., and M.D. Uhen. 2003. Morphological support for a close relationship between hippo and whales. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 23(4): 991-996.