Bayesian reconstruction of ancestral female maturation time in plethodontid salamanders. Six ordered maturation age categories (0 to 11, 12 to 23, 24 to 35, 36 to 47, 48 to 59, and ≥60 months) for females were reconstructed in BayesTraits. Pie diagrams at each node show the proportional probability (prob.) of each state, and the highest probability subtends above the branch at each node. Continuous reconstruction of female maturation under Brownian Motion was also performed in BayesTraits and the average age, from 4 million post-burnin generations, subtends each node below the branch. The phylogeny is based on Bayesian analysis of Rag1 sequences in BEAST.