AMNIOTE PHYLOGENY AND THE IMPORTANCE OF FOSSILS

@article{Gauthier1988AMNIOTEPA,
  title={AMNIOTE PHYLOGENY AND THE IMPORTANCE OF FOSSILS},
  author={J. Gauthier and A. G. Kluge and T. Rowe},
  journal={Cladistics},
  year={1988},
  volume={4}
}
  • J. Gauthier, A. G. Kluge, T. Rowe
  • Published 1988
  • Biology
  • Cladistics
  • Abstract— Several prominent cladists have questioned the importance of fossils in phylogenctic inference, and it is becoming increasingly popular to simply fit extinct forms, if they are considered at all, to a cladogram of Recent taxa. Gardiner's (1982) and Løvtrup's (1985) study of amniote phylogeny exemplifies this differential treatment, and we focused on that group of organisms to test the proposition that fossils cannot overturn a theory of relationships based only on the Recent biota… CONTINUE READING
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