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Fossil species appear to persist morphologically unchanged for long intervals of geologic time, punctuated by short bursts of rapid change as explained by the Ecological Evolutionary Units (EEUs). Here, morphological variation in Paleozoic atrypide morphology at the subfamily level (Atrypinae and Variatrypinae) from the Silurian and Devonian time intervals in the third Paleozoic EEU (~444-359 my) were investigated using relatively new techniques of quantitative modeling. The study explains how a group of closely related taxa in atrypide subfamilies exhibit morphological conservation through time in P3 EEU within the Eastern North America region.
Biodiversity of Extinct Organisms Conservation Biology Encrustation Versus Morphological Shape Evolutionary Biology Geometric Morphometrics Middle Paleozoic Marine Brachiopods Paleobiology Paleozoic Atrypide Morphology