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Fossils, phylogeny, and form : an analytical approach

Author: Jonathan M Adrain; Gregory D Edgecombe; Bruce S Lieberman
Publisher: New York : Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, ©2001.
Series: Topics in geobiology, v. 19.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Phylogenetic analysis and morphometrics have been developed by biologists into rigorous analytic tools for testing hupotheses about the relatioships between groups of species. This book applies these tools to paleontological data.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan M Adrain; Gregory D Edgecombe; Bruce S Lieberman
ISBN: 0306467216 9780306467219
OCLC Number: 48038232
Description: xiv, 402 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Paleobiology: an empirical historical science / J.M. Adrain, Gregory D. Edgecombe, and Bruce S. Lieberman --
Phylogenetic systematics: five steps to enlightenment / Deborah A. McLennan and Daniel R. Brooks --
Morphometry and phylogeny in the resolution of paleobiological problems --
unlocking the evolutionary significance of an assemblage of Silurian trilobites / Nigel C. Hughes and Ralph E. Chapman --
Morphological disparity: a primer / Matthew A. Wills --
Homology, characters, and morphometric data / Miriam Leah Zelditch, Donald L. Swiderski, and William L. Fink --
Landmarks, localization, and the use of morphometrics in phylogenetic analysis / Norman MacLeod --
Cladistic biogeography: component-based methods and paleontological application / Malte C. Ebach and Gregory D. Edgecombe --
Stratigraphy, phylogeny, and species sampling in time and space / Jonathan M. Adrain and Stephen R. Westrop --
Analyzing speciation rates in macroevolutionary studies / Bruce S. Lieberman --
The nature and origin of supraspecific taxa revisited --
with special reference to Trilobita / Niles Eldredge --
The role and design of databases in paleontology / Roger L. Kaesler, Jill W. Krebs, and Douglas L. Miller.
Series Title: Topics in geobiology, v. 19.
Responsibility: edited by Jonathan M. Adrain, Gregory D. Edgecombe, Bruce S. Lieberman.

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The first book of its type, Fossils, Phylogeny, and Form will be useful in evolutionary biology, paleontology, systematics, evolutionary development, theoretical biology, biogeography, and zoology.  Read more...
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