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Table 1 Tests of alternative interordinal hypotheses within Afrotheria

From: A new estimate of afrotherian phylogeny based on simultaneous analysis of genomic, morphological, and fossil evidence

   Number of trees Assumption set Tree length Consistency index Retention index Rescaled consistency index Macroscelidea-Tubulidentata? Afroinsectivora? Tethytheria? Hyracoidea-Proboscidea? Hyracoidea-Sirenia? Templeton test (P)
  Optimal topology 1 OS 18689.5 0.50 0.44 0.28 No Yes Yes No No -
   12 U 19478 0.50 0.44 0.28 No Yes Yes No No -
Alternative hypothesis Afroinsectiphillia 1 OS 18695 0.50 0.44 0.28 No Yes No No Yes 0.838
   12 U 19484 0.49 0.44 0.28 No Yes No No Yes 0.738
  Macroscelidea + Tubulidentata 1 OS 18691.7 0.50 0.44 0.28 NA NA Yes No No 0.722
   6 U 19480 0.50 0.44 0.28 NA NA Yes No No 0.900
  Afrosoricida + Tubulidentata 1 OS 18702.5 0.50 0.44 0.28 NA NA Yes No No 0.284
   3 U 19490 0.49 0.44 0.28 NA NA Yes No No 0.440
  Macroscelidea + Tenrecoidea 1 OS 18712.6 0.50 0.44 0.28 NA Yes No No Yes 0.415
   43 U 19506 0.49 0.44 0.28 NA Yes No No Yes 0.194
  Chrysochloridae + Macroscelidea 1 OS 18701.2 0.49 0.44 0.28 NA No Yes No No 0.742
   120 U 19503 0.49 0.44 0.28 NA No Yes No No 0.634
  Herodotiinae + Macroscelidea 1 OS 18692.3 0.50 0.44 0.28 No Yes Yes No No 0.432
   27 U 19481 0.49 0.44 0.28 No No Yes No No 0.702
  Hyracoidea + Sirenia 1 OS 18693.6 0.50 0.44 0.28 No Yes NA NA NA 0.835
   18 U 19481 0.49 0.44 0.28 Yes No NA NA NA 0.885
  Hyracoidea + Proboscidea 1 OS 18693 0.50 0.44 0.28 Yes No NA NA NA 0.797
   74 U 19483 0.49 0.44 0.28 Yes No NA NA NA 0.810
  1. Statistics for most parsimonious trees derived from analyses that were constrained to agree with alternative phylogenetic hypotheses. Consistency index excludes uninformative characters. Value for Templeton test (P, calculated in PAUP 4.0b10) is the probability of finding a more extreme T-value under the null hypothesis of no difference between the two trees (two-tailed test), arbitrarily calculated by comparing the first tree in each of the two alternative tree lists. Results in bold are those that are present in the Adams consensus of all equally parsimonious trees. OS = ordered and scaled analysis; U = unordered analysis; NA = not applicable.