Body-shape diversity in Triassic–Early Cretaceous neopterygian fishes: sustained holostean disparity and predominantly gradual increases in teleost phenotypic variety

@article{Clarke2018BodyshapeDI,
  title={Body-shape diversity in Triassic–Early Cretaceous neopterygian fishes: sustained holostean disparity and predominantly gradual increases in teleost phenotypic variety},
  author={John T. Clarke and Matt Friedman},
  journal={Paleobiology},
  year={2018},
  volume={44},
  pages={402 - 433}
}
Abstract. Comprising Holostei and Teleostei, the ∼ 32,000 species of neopterygian fishes are anatomically disparate and represent the dominant group of aquatic vertebrates today. However, the pattern by which teleosts rose to represent almost all of this diversity, while their holostean sister-group dwindled to eight extant species and two broad morphologies, is poorly constrained. A geometric morphometric approach was taken to generate a morphospace from more than 400 fossil taxa, representing… Expand
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