Brian L. Sidlauskas

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Innovations in locomotor morphology have been invoked as important drivers of vertebrate diversification, although the influence of novel locomotion strategies on marine fish diversification remains largely unexplored. Using triggerfish as a case study, we determine whether the evolution of the distinctive synchronization of enlarged dorsal and anal fins(More)
Scientists rarely reuse expert knowledge of phylogeny, in spite of years ofeffort to assemble a great “Tree of Life” (ToL). A notableexception involves the use of Phylomatic, which provides tools togenerate custom phylogenies from a large, pre-computed, expert phylogeny ofplant taxa. This suggests great potential for a more generalized systemthat, starting(More)
We examined the shapes and sizes of dermal bones of the palate of selected Palaeozoic tetrapods in order to identify the ancestral states of palatal bone morphologies in the earliest tetrapods, to learn how the composition of the palate varies within and among early tetrapod radiations, and to recognize evolutionary correlations among the size and shapes of(More)
The data presented herein support the article "Molecular phylogenetics of the Neotropical fish family Prochilodontidae (Teleostei: Characiformes)" (B.F. Melo, B.L. Sidlauskas, B.W. Frable, K. Hoekzema, R.P. Vari, C. Oliveira, 2016) [1], which inferred phylogenetic relationships of the prochilodontids from an alignment of three mitochondrial and three(More)
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