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Cranial Modularity Shifts during Mammalian Evolution
  • A. Goswami
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The American Naturalist
  • 12 June 2006
The mammalian skull has been studied as several separate functional components for decades, but the study of modularity is a more recent, integrative approach toward quantitative examination ofExpand
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The latitudinal biodiversity gradient through deep time.
Today, biodiversity decreases from equatorial to polar regions. This is a fundamental pattern governing the distribution of extant organisms, the understanding of which is critical to predictingExpand
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The Influence of Modularity on Cranial Morphological Disparity in Carnivora and Primates (Mammalia)
Background Although variation provides the raw material for natural selection and evolution, few empirical data exist about the factors controlling morphological variation. Because developmentalExpand
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Amber from western Amazonia reveals Neotropical diversity during the middle Miocene
Tertiary insects and arachnids have been virtually unknown from the vast western Amazonian basin. We report here the discovery of amber from this region containing a diverse fossil arthropod faunaExpand
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Marine Vertebrates from the ‘Middle’ Cretaceous (Early Cenomanian) of South India
ABSTRACT Vertebrate fossils have been known from South India's Cauvery Basin since the 1840s, but records of marine vertebrates from the late Albian to Turonian Karai Formation have been limited toExpand
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  • A. Goswami
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Evolution; international journal of organic…
  • 2006
Abstract The correlated evolution of traits may be a principal factor in morphological evolution, but it is typically studied in genetic or developmental systems. Most studies examining phenotypicExpand
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Abstract Recent fossil discoveries of early cetaceans and sirenians document the functional transitions that occurred as each group adapted to a completely aquatic existence, but the timing and pathExpand
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Biting through constraints: cranial morphology, disparity and convergence across living and fossil carnivorous mammals
Carnivory has evolved independently several times in eutherian (including placental) and metatherian (including marsupial) mammals. We used geometric morphometrics to assess convergences associatedExpand
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Quantitative analysis of the influences of phylogeny and ecology on phocid and otariid pinniped (Mammalia; Carnivora) cranial morphology
Pinnipeds (seals, sea lions and walruses) are secondarily marine carnivorans that exhibit a wide range of feeding and reproductive specializations. Extant pinnipeds are split into three families:Expand
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Competition and constraint drove Cope's rule in the evolution of giant flying reptiles
The pterosaurs, Mesozoic flying reptiles, attained wingspans of more than 10 m that greatly exceed the largest birds and challenge our understanding of size limits in flying animals. Pterosaurs haveExpand
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