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Fossils, Phylogeny, and Form

An Analytical Approach

  • Jonathan M. Adrain
  • Gregory D. Edgecombe
  • Bruce S. Lieberman

Part of the Topics in Geobiology book series (TGBI, volume 19)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Jonathan M. Adrain, Gregory D. Edgecombe, Bruce S. Lieberman
    Pages 1-6
  3. Deborah A. McLennan, Daniel R. Brooks
    Pages 7-28
  4. Matthew A. Wills
    Pages 55-144
  5. Miriam Leah Zelditch, Donald L. Swiderski, William L. Fink
    Pages 145-196
  6. Malte C. Ebach, Gregory D. Edgecombe
    Pages 235-289
  7. Jonathan M. Adrain, Stephen R. Westrop
    Pages 291-322
  8. Roger L. Kaesler, Jill W. Krebs, Douglas L. Miller
    Pages 377-395
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 397-402

About this book

Introduction

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.

The fossil record is our one true chronicle of the history of life, preserving a set of macroevolutionary patterns; thus various hypotheses about evolutionary processes can be tested in the fossil record using phylogentic analysis and morphometrics.

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. It will also provide a practical, researcher-friendly gateway into computer-based phylogenetics and morphometrics.

Keywords

Trilobita Trilobite biogeography development evolution evolutionary biology evolutionary significance history of life phylogeny zoology

Editors and affiliations

  • Jonathan M. Adrain
    • 1
  • Gregory D. Edgecombe
    • 2
  • Bruce S. Lieberman
    • 3
  1. 1.University of IowaIowa CityUSA
  2. 2.Australian MuseumSydneyAustralia
  3. 3.University of KansasLawrenceUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-0571-6
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-5137-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-0571-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0275-0120
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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