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Table 3 Time to the most recent common ancestor (Tmrca) of white rhinoceros estimated in BEAST using five separate calibrations

From: Comparison of whole mitochondrial genome sequences of northern and southern white rhinoceroses (Ceratotherium simum): the conservation consequences of species definitions

Calibration set Tmrca of white rhinoceros, ×10−6 years SEM 95 % confidence interval ESSa Ucld.stdevb
A/C-60 0.79 0.0017 0.63–0.95 2252 0.12
E/R-55 0.97 0.0048 0.66–1.30 1257 0.15
F/C-52 0.72 0.0046 0.48–0.97 735 0.17
C/P-48 0.46 0.0034 0.30–0.62 555 0.15
O/P-30 0.67 0.0048 0.43–0.91 664 0.19
  1. aEstimated sample size (a measure of the number of effectively independent draws from the posterior distribution)
  2. bThe standard deviation of the uncorrelated lognormal relaxed clock, a measure of branch rate heterogeneity