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Table 5 Time to most recent common ancestor (tMRCA) mean estimates for Haplorrhini and simian foamy virus (SFV) polymerase (pol) sequences

From: Wide distribution and ancient evolutionary history of simian foamy viruses in New World primates

Branch node tMRCA SFV pol tMRCA simian phylogenya Fossil estimatea
Simiiformes 39.85 (34.90–44.89) 43.47 (38.55–48.36)b 43 ± 4.5
Platyrrhini 22.31 (14.84–31.04) 24.82 (20.55–29.25) 23.5 ± 3.0
Atelidae (Ateles/Alouatta split) 10.77 (7.45–15.04) 16.13 (10.52–21.35) NAc
Atelidae (Ateles/Lagothrix split) 10.77 (7.45–15.04) 11.25 (7.25-15.46) NA
Ateles 6.28 (4.56–8.05) 5.07 (2.87–7.50)b NA
Alouatta (excluding Alouatta palliatta) 5.54 (3.99–7.27) 4.94 (2.93–7.26)b NA
Cebus (C. apella/C. xanthosternos split) 3.45 (2.61–4.35) 1.95 (0.91–3.31)b NA
Cebus/Callithrix 5.20 (3.08–6.06) 19.95 (15.66–24.03) NA
Pitheciiinae 8.11 (4.88–12.33) 13.69 (9.24–18.34) NA
Saimirinae d 16.89 (10.18–24.93) 2.24 (1.05–3.73) NA
  1. Using an alignment of 412 nt for 74 SFV taxa. Millions of years (MY) ago. Medians inferred using Bayesian methods and a relaxed molecular clock; ranges in parentheses are 95 % highest posterior density intervals
  2. aDating and fossil estimates from Perelman et al. [30]
  3. bDates used to calibrate the SFV tree
  4. cNA, not available
  5. dAnalysis excluded SFV_Sbo4587 which had an unusually long branch length