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Table 3 Mean divergence-time estimates (in Ma) and 95% confidence intervals from BEAST analyses using different tree models

From: Limited, episodic diversification and contrasting phylogeography in a New Zealand cicada radiation

Tree model root Amphipsalta-Notopsalta Amphipsalta N. sericeaMRCA A. strepitansMRCA A. zelandicaMRCA A. cingulataMRCA
Yule 4.82 (3.87-5.69) 3.70 (2.95-4.49) 2.97 (2.42-3.56) 1.01 (0.64-1.39) 0.84 (0.60-1.11) 0.39 (0.26-0.54) 0.23 (0.13-0.34)
birth-death 24.45 (14.86-38.10) 12.59 (7.6-17.2) 9.22 (5.75-12.82) 1.36 (0.70-2.06) 1.16 (0.66-1.70) 0.37 (0.19-0.56) 0.16 (0.06-0.27)
coalescent (constant) 17.43 (11.11-23.97) 8.21 (5.67-10.69) 5.91 (4.04-7.61) 1.28 (0.75-1.87) 1.07 (0.65-1.44) 0.39 (0.22-0.59) 0.18 (0.08-0.28)
coalescent (expansion) 17.00 (10.70-23.42) 8.13 (5.64-10.35) 5.85 (4.20-7.59) 1.26 (0.77-1.89) 1.07 (0.68-1.52) 0.39 (0.23-0.59) 0.18 (0.08-0.30)
  1. Estimates of interspecific divergence times were strongly influenced by the tree prior, while ages of species’ MRCAs and intraspecific divergences varied much less.