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Table 2 Estimated divergence times relating to the major carnivore lineages.

From: Updating the evolutionary history of Carnivora (Mammalia): a new species-level supertree complete with divergence time estimates

Taxon Node ID Divergence time in Ma with 95% CI Time of origin in Ma with 95% CI % lag Number of species Total PD Average PD per species
Carnivora 7 64.9 (62.3 to 67.5) 89.6 (83.1 to 96.2) 27.6 286 2,426.0 8.5
Feliformia 8 53.2 (48.4 to 57.8) 64.9 (62.3 to 67.5) 18.0 121 1,047.4 8.7
Nandiniidae    53.2 (48.4 to 57.8)   1 53.2 53.2
Felidae 11 16.3 (15.3 to 17.4) 52.9 (48.1 to 57.5) 69.2 40 282.1 7.1
Prionodontidae 49 10.9 (10.3 to 11.4) 52.9 (48.1 to 57.5) 79.4 2 63.8 31.9
Viverridae 51 23.6 (21.3 to 28.6) 31.8 (30.7 to 33.0) 25.8 33 277.4 8.4
Herpestidae 85 11.6 (10.2 to 13.2) 21.3 (19.3 to 23.4) 45.5 33 208.2 6.3
Eupleridae 113 18.0 (16.8 to 19.3) 21.3 (19.3 to 23.4) 15.5 8 82.5 10.3
Hyaenidae 120 5.3 (3.3 to 7.3) 27.0 (25.6 to 28.4) 80.4 4 36.5 9.1
Caniformia 123 61.2 (57.0 to 65.4) 64.9 (62.3 to 67.5) 5.7 165 1,353.9 8.2
Ursidae 125 17.2 (15.6 to 18.9) 47.8 (45.4 to 50.2) 64.0 8 100.8 12.6
Ailuridae    35.0 (34.0 to 35.9)   1 35.0 35.0
Mustelidae 136 30.1 (28.9 to 31.4) 31.6 (30.2 to 33.0) 4.7 59 368.8 6.3
Procyonidae 186 24.0 (22.6 to 25.4) 31.6 (30.2 to 33.0) 24.1 14 194.2 13.9
Mephitidae 192 20.7 (18.2 to 23.3) 35.7 (34.3 to 37.0) 42.0 12 123.3 10.3
Odobenidae    20.4 (17.9 to 23.0)   1 20.4 20.4
Otariidae 204 8.1 (7.2 to 9.0) 20.4 (17.9 to 23.0) 60.3 16 65.7 4.1
Phocidae 219 15.3 (14.5 to 16.1) 22.4 (20.6 to 24.3) 31.7 19 126.8 6.7
Canidae 237 16.3 (13.9 to 18.5) 61.2 (57.0 to 65.4) 73.4 35 259.9 7.4
  1. Complete information for all nodes in the tree can be found in Additional file 2.
  2. CI: confidence interval; PD: phylogenetic diversity