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Table 6 Priors for calibrating phylogenies in BEAST

From: Phylogeography of higher Diptera in glacial and postglacial grasslands in western North America

AnalysisTaxonDistributionCalibration typePriors
Diptera phylogenySchizophoraLognormalFossil [50, 52]Mean = 3
St. dev. = 0.78
Offset = 70
ChloropidaeLognormalFossil [52]Mean = 3
St. dev = 0.7
Offset = 42
Simplified Diptera PhylogenyChloropidaeNormalPosterior distribution from Diptera phylogenyMean = 59.41
St.dev. = 8.9
Incertella incertaNormalPosterior distribution from Diptera phylogenyMean = 31.93
St.dev = 11.54
Meromyza columbiNormalPosterior distribution from Diptera phylogenyMean = 23.48
St.dev = 10.3
Trixoscelis fumipennisNormalPosterior distribution from Diptera phylogenyMean = 29.3
St.dev = 13.14
DemographyIncertella incertaNormalTmrca from simplified phylogenyMean = 1.788
St.dev = 0.63
μ = 0.0042661
Meromyza columbiNormalTmrca from simplified phylogenyMean = 1.32
St.dev = 0.47
μ = 0.0023813
Trixoscelis fumipennisNormalTmrca from simplified phylogenyMean = 2.23
St.dev = 0.64
μ = 0.0027401
  1. Tmrca is the time to most recent common ancestor (in Myr) and μ is the mutation rate (in mutations per site per million year)