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Table 2 Estimated divergence times derived from Bayesian relaxed molecular clock analyses using a combination of root age priors and minimum crown age priors. Mean and 95% HPD of the posterior probability distribution are in MYA. Node numbers correspond to those shown in Figure 2 (same as in Figure 1).

From: Multigene phylogeny of the Mustelidae: Resolving relationships, tempo and biogeographic history of a mammalian adaptive radiation

  24 MYA root prior 28.5 MYA root prior 33.7 MYA root prior
  24 MYA 24 MYA 28.5 MYA 24 MYA 28.5 MYA
Node Mean [95% HPD] Mean [95% HPD] Mean [95% HPD] Mean [95% HPD] Mean [95% HPD]
Root 24.2 [22.3–26.0] 28.5 [26.6–30.4] 28.6 [26.7–30.4] 33.6 [31.6–35.5] 33.7 [31.7–35.6]
1 20.9 [18.8–22.9] 21.0 [19.0–23.1] 26.1 [24.1–28.1] 21.2 [19.3–23.2] 26.2 [24.1–28.2]
2 12.4 [11.0–13.7] 12.5 [11.2–13.9] 12.6 [10.9–14.2] 12.5 [11.1–13.9] 12.6 [10.9–14.1]
3 11.6 [10.1–13.0] 11.8 [10.4–13.1] 11.9 [10.3–13.7] 11.8 [10.4–13.2] 11.9 [10.2–13.5]
4 10.8 [9.4–12.2] 11.0 [9.7–12.4] 11.1 [9.3–12.7] 11.0 [9.5–12.5] 11.0 [9.3–12.8]
5 9.1 [7.7–10.4] 9.2 [7.8–10.5] 9.5 [7.9–11.0] 9.3 [7.8–10.7] 9.3 [7.6–10.9]
6 8.7 [7.3–10.0] 8.8 [7.5–10.2] 9.0 [7.3–10.6] 8.9 [7.5–10.3] 8.8 [7.3–10.4]
7 7.4 [6.0–8.9] 7.6 [6.2–9.0] 7.7 [6.0–9.6] 7.6 [6.1–9.0] 7.6 [6.0–9.3]
8 6.4 [4.9–7.8] 6.5 [5.1–7.9] 6.5 [4.7–8.3] 6.6 [5.1–7.9] 6.5 [4.9–8.2]
9 4.9 [3.6–6.1] 4.9 [3.7–6.1] 4.8 [3.5–6.2] 5.0 [3.9–6.3] 5.0 [3.5–6.5]
10 3.6 [2.7–4.6] 3.7 [2.8–4.6] 3.6 [2.5–4.8] 3.7 [2.9–4.8] 3.7 [2.6–4.8]
11 2.6 [1.8–3.5] 2.7 [1.8–3.5] 2.4 [1.4–3.4] 2.6 [1.8–3.6] 2.5 [1.6–3.4]
12 1.4 [0.8–2.2] 1.4 [0.8–2.1] 1.3 [0.6–2.1] 1.4 [0.8–2.1] 1.4 [0.7–2.1]
13 1.8 [0.9–2.7] 1.8 [1.0–2.8] 1.8 [0.7–2.9] 1.8 [0.9–2.7] 1.8 [0.6–3.1]
14 2.8 [1.7–4.0] 2.8 [1.9–4.0] 3.1 [1.6–4.7] 2.8 [1.8–4.1] 3.4 [1.7–5.2]
15 1.5 [0.7–2.4] 1.5 [0.7–2.3] 1.6 [0.5–2.7] 1.5 [0.7–2.3] 1.8 [0.6–3.2]
16 6.1 [4.9–7.2] 6.2 [5.1–7.3] 6.1 [4.8–7.3] 6.1 [5.0–7.2] 6.0 [4.6–7.3]
17 5.2 [4.1–6.4] 5.3 [4.2–6.3] 5.1 [3.8–6.4] 5.2 [4.2–6.3] 5.0 [3.6–6.2]
18 3.5 [2.7–4.3] 3.6 [2.8–4.4] 3.5 [2.6–4.4] 3.6 [2.8–4.4] 3.5 [2.4–4.5]
19 2.8 [2.1–3.5] 2.8 [2.1–3.6] 2.8 [1.9–3.6] 2.8 [2.1–3.5] 2.8 [1.9–3.6]
20 2.2 [1.5–3.0] 2.3 [1.5–3.0] 2.1 [1.1–3.1] 2.2 [1.5–3.0] 2.1 [1.1–3.0]
21 3.2 [1.7–4.6] 3.3 [1.9–4.8] 3.1 [1.5–4.7] 3.3 [1.8–4.8] 3.3 [1.6–5.1]
22 2.9 [1.6–4.1] 2.9 [1.8–4.1] 2.8 [1.2–4.3] 2.9 [1.8–4.0] 2.8 [1.4–4.3]
23 1.6 [1.1–2.2] 1.6 [1.1–2.2] 1.8 [1.1–2.6] 1.7 [1.1–2.2] 1.8 [1.0–2.5]
24 1.2 [0.7–1.6] 1.2 [0.4–1.6] 1.3 [0.7–1.9] 1.2 [0.8–1.7] 1.3 [0.7–1.9]
25 0.6 [0.3–0.9] 0.6 [0.4–0.9] 0.7 [0.3–1.1] 0.6 [0.4–0.9] 0.7 [0.3–1.1]
26 0.4 [0.2–0.7] 0.4 [0.2–0.7] 0.4 [0.1–0.8] 0.4 [0.2–0.7] 0.4 [0.1–0.8]
27 7.9 [6.3–9.6] 8.1 [6.5–9.6] 8.1 [6.1–10.0] 8.2 [6.6–9.8] 7.9 [5.8–10.1]
28 4.5 [3.3–5.8] 4.6 [3.5–5.8] 4.0 [2.8–5.2] 4.6 [3.4–6.0] 4.0 [2.6–5.3]
29 3.4 [2.4–4.4] 3.5 [2.5–4.5] 3.0 [2.1–4.1] 3.5 [2.3–4.6] 3.0 [1.8–4.3]
30 2.6 [1.6–3.6] 2.6 [1.7–3.6] 2.2 [1.1–3.2] 2.7 [1.5–3.7] 2.2 [1.1–3.3]
31 2.8 [1.5–4.3] 2.8 [1.4–4.3] 2.9 [1.1–5.0] 3.0 [1.6–4.6] 2.8 [1.1–5.1]
32 2.2 [0.9–3.7] 2.3 [1.0–3.6] 2.4 [0.7–4.3] 2.2 [0.9–3.5] 2.5 [0.9–4.5]
33 11.0 [9.4–12.5] 11.1 [9.7–12.6] 11.1 [9.3–12.9] 11.1 [9.6–12.8] 11.1 [9.2–12.9]
34 6.8 [5.1–8.5] 6.9 [5.2–8.7] 7.7 [5.4–10.0] 6.7 [4.7–8.5] 7.1 [5.0–9.3]
35 6.4 [4.7–8.0] 6.5 [4.9–8.2] 7.2 [5.0–9.5] 6.3 [4.5–8.1] 6.6 [4.8–8.8]
36 5.6 [4.0–7.1] 5.7 [4.1–7.3] 6.2 [4.0–8.3] 5.5 [3.7–7.3] 5.8 [4.0–7.8]
37 4.8 [3.4–6.3] 4.8 [3.4–6.4] 5.1 [3.1–7.4] 4.7 [3.0–6.4] 4.8 [3.1–6.7]
38 2.8 [1.9–3.7] 2.8 [1.9–3.8] 3.0 [1.8–4.2] 2.8 [1.9–3.7] 3.1 [2.0–4.2]
39 1.6 [1.1–2.2] 1.6 [1.0–2.3] 1.7 [1.0–2.6] 1.6 [1.0–2.2] 1.8 [1.1–2.6]
40 1.0 [0.5–1.6] 1.1 [0.6–1.6] 1.1 [0.4–1.8] 1.0 [0.5–1.6] 1.5 [0.5–2.0]
41 3.6 [1.8–5.9] 3.7 [1.8–6.0] 4.4 [1.5–7.1] 3.7 [1.9–5.7] 4.2 [1.6–7.2]