Topics in Geobiology

Fossils, Phylogeny, and Form

An Analytical Approach

Editors: Adrain, Jonathan M., Edgecombe, Gregory D., Lieberman, Bruce S. (Eds.)

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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.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Paleobiology: An Empirical Historical Science

    Adrain, Jonathan M. (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • Phylogenetic Systematics: Five Steps to Enlightenment

    McLennan, Deborah A. (et al.)

    Pages 7-28

  • Morphometry and Phylogeny in the Resolution of Paleobiological Problems — Unlocking the Evolutionary Significance of an Assemblage of Silurian Trilobites

    Hughes, Nigel C. (et al.)

    Pages 29-54

  • Morphological Disparity: A Primer

    Wills, Matthew A.

    Pages 55-144

  • Homology, Characters, and Morphometric Data

    Zelditch, Miriam Leah (et al.)

    Pages 145-196

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fossils, Phylogeny, and Form
Book Subtitle
An Analytical Approach
Editors
  • Jonathan M. Adrain
  • Gregory D. Edgecombe
  • Bruce S. Lieberman
Series Title
Topics in Geobiology
Series Volume
19
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-0571-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-0571-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-46721-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-5137-5
Series ISSN
0275-0120
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 402
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