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Table 2 Summary of divergence dates for selected nodes from our six dating analyses and from two recent molecular studies

From: Total evidence phylogeny and evolutionary timescale for Australian faunivorous marsupials (Dasyuromorphia)

Analysis
Clade NodeCalib1 NodeCalib2 TipCalib1 TipCalib2 TipNodeCalib1 TipNodeCalib2 Mitchell et al. [20] Westerman et al. [15]
Didelphidae-Australidelphia split 61.1 (54.6–75.2) 75.9 (61.2–83.6) 55.5 (47.9–64.3) 56.8 (50.8–64.1) 54.3 (47.9–61.8) 55.5 (49.5–62.6) 82.5 N/A
Dromiciops-Peramelemorphia-Dasyuromorphia split (= crown-Australidelphia) 55.5 (46.5–69.5) 68.6 (54.1–79.6) 53.6 (45.1–63.2) N/A 50.6 (44.5–58.3) 51.5 (44.9–57.2) 69.2 N/A
Peramelemorphia-Dasyuromorphia split 52.1 (43.5–64.9) 64.4 (49.9–74.4) 51.8 (42.8–61.7) N/A 47.6 (41.2–55.0) 48.4 (42.6–54.0) 64.3 N/A
Thylacinus-Myrmecobius-Dasyuridae split (= Dasyuroidea) 34.7 (28.4–44.1) 42.9 (33.4–51.2) 36.4 (30.3–44.0) 36.5 (30.2–43.1) 30.7 (26.9–36.1) 31.6 (27.7–35.5) 38.6 ~40
Dasyurinae-Sminthopsinae split (= crown-Dasyuridae) 23.4 (18.8–29.4) 28.6 (22.2–34.5) 22.6 (18.7–26.7) 22.6 18.7–25.5) 20.6 (17.9–25.6) 21.1 (18.2–23.7) 24.9 29.3 (25.5–33.1)
crown-Dasyurinae 18.8 (15.2–23.6) 22.9 (17.6–27.7) 18.0 (14.8–21.7) 17.9 (15.7–20.9) 16.7 (14.1–21.5) 16.9 (14.7–19.4) 18.5 24.5 (21.2–28.0)
crown-Dasyurini 13.0 (10.4–16.5) 15.8 (12.1–19.3) 12.4 (10.2–15.0) 12.3 (10.8–14.6) 11.5 (9.6–14.5) 11.7 (9.9–13.3) 13.4 ~18
Dasyurus 8.1 (6.1–10.5) 9.7 (7.0–12.3) 7.7 (5.9–9.7) 7.6 (6.1–9.3) 7.2 (5.4–9.6) 7.2 (5.6–8.7) 8.2 11.2 (9.0–13.4)
crown-Phascogalini 13.3 (10.6–17.0) 16.2 (12.2–19.8) 12.6 (10.0–15.4) 12.4 (10.7–14.7) 11.8 (9.5–15.4) 11.9 (10.2–13.6) 12.9 18.8 (15.7–21.9)
Antechinus 9.5 (7.2–12.4) 11.5 (7.9–14.7) 9.0 (6.9–11.3) 8.9 (7.2–10.8) 8.5 (6.6–11.1) 8.5 (6.6–9.9) 9.9 11.9 (9.5–14.5)
Murexia sensu lato 9.9 (7.7–13.0) 12.0 (9.0–15.0) 9.3 (7.3–11.8) 9.1 (7.8–10.7) 8.7 (6.7–11.2) 8.8 (7.1–10.5) 11.0 13.7 (11.0–16.6)
crown-Sminthopsinae 18.9 (14.9–23.8) 22.8 (17.6–27.8) 17.9 (14.6–21.6) 17.9 (14.9–20.8) 16.5 (14.1–20.8) 16.9 (14.3–19.2) 19.1 24.1 (20.5–27.7)
crown-Planigalini (= Planigale) 7.2 (5.2–9.7) 8.8 (5.9–11.6) 6.8 (5.1–9.0) 6.8 (5.1–8.6) 6.5 (4.4–8.9) 6.5 (4.8–8.2) N/A 12.3 (9.4–15.5)
crown-Sminthopsini 14.7 (11.8–18.5) 17.8 (13.7–21.8) 13.8 (11.3–16.5) 13.8 (11.5–15.9) 12.8 (10.8–15.9) 13.1 (11.4–15.2) 12.2 19.7 (16.7–23.0)
  1. NodeCalib1 and NodeCalib2 are molecular dating analyses, TipCalib1 and TipCalib2 are total evidence tip dating analyses, and TipNodeCalib1 and TipNodeCalib2 are total evidence tip-and-node dating analyses. Values in brackets represent 95% highest posterior densities (HPDs), where available