Colugos: obscure mammals glide into the evolutionary limelight
Department of Anthropology, The Field Museum, Chicago, IL 60605-2496, USA
Journal of Biology 2008, 7:13 doi:10.1186/jbiol74Published: 1 May 2008
Substantial molecular evidence indicates that tree-shrews, colugos and primates cluster together on the mammalian phylogenetic tree. Previously, a sister-group relationship between colugos and primates seemed likely. A new study of colugo chromosomes indicates instead an affinity between colugos and tree-shrews.