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Interrelationships of the ostariophysan fishes (Teleostei)
The history of ostariophysan classification is summarized and it is noted that traditional concepts of relationships have never been supported by characters found to be unique to the taxa. We presentExpand
The ontogenetic dynamics of shape disparity
Abstract Disparity appears to decrease or remain stable over geological time in numerous groups. This pattern is sometimes explained in terms of developmental constraints, but labile developmentalExpand
The so-called cheirodontin fishes of Central America with descriptions of two new species (Pisces: Characidae)
Fink, William L., and Stanley H. Weitzman. The So-called Cheirodontin Fishes of Central America with Descriptions of Two New Species (Pisces: Characidae). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, numberExpand
It has been claimed that quantified features are inappropriate for phylogenetic anal- ysis. We consider that claim to be true under most conditions for characters discovered by com- monly usedExpand
Phylogenetic interrelationships of the stomiid fishes (Teleostei: Stomiiformes).
Fink, Willzanl L. 1985. Phylogenetic Interrelatiomhz of the Stomiid Fishes (Teleostei: Stomiformes). Mzsc. Publ. MW. 2001. Unzv. Michigan, 171:l-127, frontic.,fig.r. 1-70. A phylogenetic analysis ofExpand
Ontogeny and phylogeny of tooth attachment modes in actinopterygian fishes
  • W. Fink
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of morphology
  • 1 February 1981
There are four major tooth attachment modes in actinopterygians. Type 1 mode is characterized by complete ankylosis of the tooth to the attachment bone; it is the primitive attachment mode forExpand
Partial least squares analysis
Partial least squares (PLS) is a method for exploring patterns of covariation between two (and potentially more) blocks of variables. Expand
Revision of the Piranha genus Pygocentrus (Teleostei, Characiformes)
, AND M. V. PLUMMER. 1987. Population ecology, p. 253-301. In: Snakes: ecology and evolutionary biology. R. A. Seigel, J. T. Collins, and S. S. Novak (eds.). Macmillan Publ. Co., New York, New York.Expand
The conceptual relationship between ontogeny and phylogeny
Studies of ontogenetic processes are fundamentally dependent on hypotheses of phylogeny. The model of Alberch et al. (1979) is reformulated in terms of phylogenetics and used to describe howExpand