Multivariate Craniometric Variation in Chimpanzees

Implications for Species Identification in Paleoanthropology
  • Brian T. Shea
  • Steven R. Leigh
  • Colin P. Groves
Part of the Advances in Primatology book series (AIPR)


The relevant literature in evolutionary biology on the formation, definition, and recognition of species is immense, to say the least. In reality, however, the composition and predominant emphasis of the symposium and present volume, entitled Species, Species Concepts, and Primate Evolution, present a much more restricted focus. We take this emphasis to be on the relationships between processes of speciation and the morphological patterns that may or may not accompany species formation in neontological groups, with the application of this knowledge to the primate fossil record in order to adequately identify and delimit extinct species in a variety of paleoanthropological investigations.


Fossil Record Intraspecific Variation Biological Species Concept Incipient Species Multiple Discriminant Analysis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Brian T. Shea
    • 1
  • Steven R. Leigh
    • 2
  • Colin P. Groves
    • 3
  1. 1.Departments of Cell, Molecular and Structural Biology/AnthropologyNorthwestern UniversityChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Department of AnthropologyNorthwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA
  3. 3.Department of Prehistory and AnthropologyAustralian National UniversityCanberraAustralia

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