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Fig. 2

From: Ontogenetic and phylogenetic simplification during white stripe evolution in clownfishes

Fig. 2

Successive caudo-rostral loss of stripes during evolution. Phylogenetic tree of clownfishes from Litsios et al. 2014 [26] with a summary map of white stripe number histories generated through stochastic character mapping. This trait mapping shows that the diversification of white striped pattern is a history of loss from an ancestral clownfish having three stripes and that these losses occurred in a progressive and sequential fashion from caudal to rostral. Circles at the tips of the tree indicate each species striped pattern and circles at every internal nodes give probabilities of ancestral striped pattern

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