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Table 3 Mode estimates of Ψ and Ω for empirical datasets under the most likely model, with and without buffering

From: Strategies for improving approximate Bayesian computation tests for synchronous diversification

  β βyears Ψmode E[τ] Ωmode BF(Ψ = 1,Ψ > 1)
Frogs 0 N/A 1 0.106 0.0036 1
  0.05 8.0 × 104 1 0.486 0.010 1.80
Fishes 0 N/A 1 0.054 0.0017 1
  0.05 8.9 × 104 1 0.198 0.003 1.41
Butterfly (Full) 0 N/A 15 0.378 0.108 ~0
  0.05 3.2 × 104 5 0.389 0.113 ~0
  1. Mode estimates for Ψ and Ω, and mean and variance of τ estimated for each of the empirical datasets (three fish, four frog, three butterfly and 116 butterfly taxon-pairs). β, E[τ], and Ωmode are reported in coalescent units. Βyears is size of the buffer rescaled to years based on the assumed mutation rates and generation times of the focal taxa. All empirical analyses were performed with a uniform prior on Ψ, sorted summary statistics vectors, and reference tables composed of 3 × 106 samples from the prior distribution