Project 417: T. Lehmann. 2009. Phylogeny and systematics of the Orycteropodidae (Mammalia, Tubulidentata). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 155 (3):649–702.
Specimen: Orycteropus afer (unvouchered)

Abstract

The systematics of the order Tubulidentata is poorly known. Its phylogeny has never been thoroughly analysed and only a single review has ever been performed, which was over 30 years ago. This situation has hampered palaeoecological and palaeobiogeographical studies of these Neogene mammals. The present revision of the Orycteropodidae deals with the phylogeny and systematics of all African and Eurasian species over the last 20 Myr. The first comprehensive cladistic analysis of the family is presented here. The results of this analysis, based on 39 coded morphological characters, supplemented by non-coded features taken from all over the skeleton, was used to reconstruct the phylogeny of the order Tubulidentata. Two distinct lineages within the genus Orycteropus are recognized and characterized. The new genus Amphiorycteropus is subsequently created, in order to harmonize taxonomy and phylogeny. The fossil genera Leptorycteropus and Myorycteropus are validated, bringing the number of genera in the order Tubulidentata to four. Moreover, within the family Orycteropodidae, the number of confirmed species is now 14. The outcome of this study allows us to propose a consistent palaeobiogeographical scenario for aardvarks. Finally, this revision represents the most comprehensive work on the evolutionary history of the order Tubulidentata to date, and provides a new framework for future studies.


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Project DOI: 10.7934/P417, http://dx.doi.org/10.7934/P417
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    [1] Procavia capensis
    Last Modified in 12/05/13
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    [2] Chrysochloris
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    [3] Rhynchocyon cirnei
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    [4] Leptorycteropus guilielmi
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    [5] Myorycteropus africanus
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    [6] Orycteropus abundulafus
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    [7] Orycteropus afer
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    [8] Orycteropus crassidens
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    [9] Orycteropus depereti
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    [10] Orycteropus djourabensis
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    [11] Orycteropus gaudryi
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    [12] Orycteropus mauritanicus
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