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Table 2 Estimates of speciation (λ) and extinction (μ) rates from simulated phylogenies.

From: A Bayesian framework to estimate diversification rates and their variation through time and space

Simulation settings    Estimates  
no. of tips (ρ) λ μ λMEAN(rel. error) μMEAN(rel. error)
50 0.5 0 0.47 (-0.07) -
100 0.5 0 0.48 (-0.04) -
50 0.5 0.05 0.57 (0.14) 0.23 (3.61)
100 0.5 0.05 0.55 (0.10) 0.18 (2.55)
50 0.5 0.25 0.49 (-0.03) 0.28 (0.11)
100 0.5 0.25 0.52 (0.03) 0.30 (0.20)
50 0.5 0.45 0.49 (-0.02) 0.43 (-0.04)
100 0.5 0.45 0.49 (-0.02) 0.44 (-0.03)
100 (25%) 1 0 1.09 (0.09) -
200 (50%) 1 0 1.07 (0.07) -
300 (75%) 1 0 1.06 (0.06) -
400 (100%) 1 0 1.05 (0.05) -
100 (25%) 1 0.9 0.99 (-0.02) 0.82 (-0.09)
200 (50%) 1 0.9 1.02 (0.02) 0.85 (-0.05)
300 (75%) 1 0.9 1.04 (0.03) 0.88 (-0.03)
400 (100%) 1 0.9 1.04 (0.04) 0.89 (-0.01)
  1. Rates were inferred using the constant rate pure-birth or birth-death model, averaged over 100 phylogenies for each simulation. The taxon sampling (ρ) of incomplete phylogenies and relative errors are reported in parenthesis.