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Fossils, Phylogeny and Form: An Analytical Approach

Series: Topics in Geobiology Volume: 19

Edited By: JM Adrain, GD Edgecombe and BS Lieberman

402 pages, Figs, tabs

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Dec 2001 | #132895 | ISBN: 0306467216
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About this book

Phylogenetic analysis and morphometrics have been developed by biologists into rigorous analytic tools for testing hypotheses about the relationships between groups of species. This book applies these tools to paleontological data.


Contents

1. Paleobiology: An Empirical Historical Science; J.M. Adrain, et al. 2. Phylogenetic Systematics: Five Steps to Enlightenment; D.A. McLennan, D.R. Brooks. 3. Morphometry and Phylogeny in the Resolution of Paleobiological Problems -- Unlocking the Evolutionary Significance of an Assemblage of Silurian Trilobites; N.C. Hughes, R.E. Chapman. 4. Morphological Disparity: A Primer; M.A. Wills. 5. Homology, Characters, and Morphometric Data; M.L. Zelditch, et al. 6. Landmarks, Localization, and the Use of Morphometrics in Phylogenetic Analysis; N. MacLeod. 7. Cladistic Biogeography: Component-Based Methods and Paleontological Application; M.C. Ebach, G.D. Edgecombe. 8. Stratigraphy, Phylogeny, and Species Sampling in Time and Space; J.M. Adrain, S.R. Westrop. 9. Analyzing Speciation Rates in Macroevolutionary Studies; B.S. Lieberman. 10. The Nature and Origin of Supraspecific Taxa Revisited -- With Special Reference to Trilobita; N. Eldredge. 11. The Role and Design of Databases in Paleontology; R.L. Kaesler, et al. Index.

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