Functional Morphology in Vertebrate Paleontology by Jeffrey J. Thomason
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Functional Morphology in Vertebrate Paleontology
By Jeffrey J. Thomason

Functional Morphology in Vertebrate Paleontology

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Functional Morphology in Vertebrate Paleontology by Jeffrey J. Thomason

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How well can we reconstruct the appearance, movements and behavior of extinct vertebrates from studies of their bones and other, more rarely preserved parts? Where is the boundary between the scientific evidence for reconstruction and the need to resort to imagination? In this book, sixteen paleontologists and biologists discuss these questions, review the status of functional studies of extinct vertebrates in the context of similar work on living animals, and present a broad philosophical view of the subject's development within the framework of phylogenetic analysis. The authors describe and debate methods for making robust inferences of function in fossil vertebrates, and present examples where we may be confident that our reconstructions are both detailed and accurate. The detailed studies are placed in the context of their contribution to the understanding of evolutionary processes and will be valuable reading for vertebrate paleontologists, comparative anatomists and evolutionary biologists.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521629218
ISBN-10: 0521629217
Format: Paperback
(279mm x 215mm x 16mm)
Pages: 296
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-Oct-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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