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Interrelationships of the ostariophysan fishes (Teleostei)
The extent of sympatry, together with the widespread distribution of ostariophysan lineages, suggests that the group is older than previously supposed, and hypotheses of relationships implies that many of the extent characiform lineages evolved before the separation of Africa and South America.
The so-called cheirodontin fishes of Central America with descriptions of two new species (Pisces: Characidae)
The known species of Central American cheirodontin fishes, characids with a single row of premaxillary teeth, are reviewed and some reasons are presented for considering the CheiroDontinae polyphyletic.
The ontogenetic dynamics of shape disparity
This work tests the hypothesis that counterbalancing can reduce disparity by comparing ontogenies of shape among nine species of piranhas to identify the developmental novelties, and finds that disparity decreases significantly and substantially over ontogeny.
MORPHOMETRICS, HOMOLOGY, AND PHYLOGENETICS: QUANTIFIED CHARACTERS AS SYNAPOMORPHIES
It is argued that, at least one morpho- formational homology, both suitable and useful taxic homologies is synapomorphies that in phylogenetic analysis because charac- have passed three tests: conjunction, simi- ters found by it can be treated in the same larity, and congruence.
Ontogeny and phylogeny of tooth attachment modes in actinopterygian fishes
- W. Fink
- BiologyJournal of morphology
- 1 February 1981
Attachment modes 2, 3, and 4 are each associated with a major evolutionary lineage within the Teleostei and the degree to which paedomorphosis has been a factor in teleostean evolution is discussed.
Phylogenetic interrelationships of the stomiid fishes (Teleostei: Stomiiformes).
- W. Fink
A phylogenetic analysis of the interrelationships of the twenty-five stomiiform genera formerly classified in the superfamily Stomiatoidea is presented and several alternative phylogenetic hypotheses are discussed.
Relationships of the neon tetrasc a group of South American freshwater fishes lTeleosteic Characidaerc with comments on the phylogeny of New World characiforms
Partial least squares analysis
Phylogenetic Analysis of Ontogenetic Shape Transformations: A Reassessment of the Piranha Genus Pygocentrus (Teleostei)
A procedure for phylogenetic shape analysis using the thin-plate spline decomposed by its partial warps, a method that has several critical advantages over available alternatives, and finds that region-specific ontogenetic allometries are phylogenetically independent of each other.