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The split in Boroeutheria into Euarchontoglires and Laurasiatheria. Was this due to the opening up of the Atlantic Ocean?

It would seem the answer is "No" at the current understanding of this issue. You should understand that this is a very complex topic, which is based on both molecular (i.e. DNA sequences or ...
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What "most closely related to" means in phylogenetic trees?

Phylogenies are an attempt to answer precisely the question of what things are most similar, where "similar" can mean one of a number of things. In statistical terms, a phylogeny is a ...
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What "most closely related to" means in phylogenetic trees?

The common scientific figure of speech is "The closest living relative", because the species are like a puzzling family tree, a phylogenetic tree. We can also theorize about a well ...
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