Response to Comment on “Impacts of the Cretaceous Terrestrial Revolution and KPg Extinction on Mammal Diversification” Academic Article uri icon


  • Bininda-Emonds and Purvis reanalyzed our mammalian phylogenetic supermatrix and claim that our results are not significantly different from their delayed-rise hypothesis. We show that our divergence times are ~11 million years later for placental inter- and intraordinal divergences - consistent with a post - Cretaceous-Paleogene (KPg) radiation of most modern mammalian orders - and find no support for the early Eocene delayed-rise hypothesis.

author list (cited authors)

  • Murphy, W. J., Janecka, J. E., Stadler, T., Eizirik, E., Ryder, O. A., Gatesy, J., Meredith, R. W., & Springer, M. S.

complete list of authors

  • Murphy, William J||Janecka, Jan E||Stadler, Tanja||Eizirik, Eduardo||Ryder, Oliver A||Gatesy, John||Meredith, Robert W||Springer, Mark S

publication date

  • January 1, 2012 11:11 AM