These mammaless days mean I finally have some time to improve the taxonomy of my global mammal checklist (with generous help from Don Roberson and others). At the moment it lists the genera alphabetically within families, rather than by how closely they are related. I’m using the Handbook of the Mammals of the World to fix that.
At the same time I would like to use the “best” family tree (cladogram) out there to organise the whole list but there are several to turn to. There is this one from 2011 or these two from the American Natural History Museum, and doubtless more.
I have two questions for those more expert than me (i.e. pretty much everyone)
Is there any (near) consensus yet on whether morphology or genetics is the way to go when ordering these?
And what is the leading (or your favourite) evolutionary tree?