Divergence between turtles and Archosauria (birds and dinosaurs)

Range ~255 (274 to 233) Mya
Organism Various
Reference Chiari Y, Cahais V, Galtier N, Delsuc F. Phylogenomic analyses support the position of turtles as the sister group of birds and crocodiles (Archosauria). BMC Biol. 2012 Jul 27 10(1):65. p.10 top paragraphPubMed ID22839781
Comments Researchers' auto-correlated relaxed clock analyses based on the CAT-GTR + G model support a divergence between turtles and Archosauria around 255 Mya (274-233 Mya), which is in agreement with the estimates recently reported by Shen et al. [30].
Entered by Uri M
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