Morphometrics: Applications in Biology and Paleontology / Edition 1

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Overview

This book offers a thorough and up-to-date treatment of the use of morphometric procedures in a wide variety of contexts. As one of the most dynamic and popular fields on the contemporary biological scene, morphometrics is gaining notice among researchers and students as a necessary complement to molecular studies in the understanding and maintenance of biodiversity. This is the first reference to meet that growing need.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783642059803
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 12/6/2010
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 265
  • Product dimensions: 0.59 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 6.14 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction.- 2 Application of geometric morphometrics to the study of shape polymorphism in Eocene ostracodes from Egypt and Spain.- 3 Morphometric analysis of population differentiation and sexual dimorphism in the blue spiny lobster Panulirus inflatus (Bouvier 1895) from NW Mexico.- 4. The effect of alcohol and freezing preservation on carapace size and shape in Liocarcinus depurator (Crustacea, Brachyura).- 5 Allometric field decomposition — an attempt at morphogenetic morphometrics.- 6 A combined landmark and outline-based approach to ontogenetic shape change in the Ordovician trilobite Triarthrus becki.- 7 Morphological analysis of two- and three-dimensional images of branching sponges and corals.- 8 Geometric morphometric analysis of head shape variation in four species of hammerhead sharks (Carcharhiniformes: Sphyrnidae).- 9 Morphometric sk structure of the Pacific sardine Sardinops sagax (Jenyns, 1842) off Baja California, Mexico.- 10. Sauropod Tracks — a geometric morphometric study.- 11 Morphometric approach to Titanosauriformes (Sauropoda, Dinosauria) femora: Implications to the paleobiogeographic analysis.- 12 Geometric morphometrics in macroevolution: morphological diversity of the skull in modern avian forms in contrast to some theropod dinosaurs.- 13 Correlation of foot sole morphology with locomotion behaviour and substrate use in four passerine genera.- 14 Maximum-likelihood identification of fossils: taxonomic identification of Quaternary marmots (Rodentia, Mammalia) and identification of vertebral position in the pipesnake Cylindrophis (Serpentes, Reptilia).- 15 Geometric morphometrics of the upper antemolar row configuration in the brown-toothed shrews of the genus Sorex (Mammalia).- 16 Geometric morphometrics in paleoanthropology: Mandibular shape variation, allometry, and the evolution of modern human skull morphology.- 17 3-D geometric morphometric analysis of temporal bone landmarks in Neanderthals and modern humans.

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