Dispelling dog dogma: an investigation of heterochrony in dogs using 3D geometric morphometric analysis of skull shape

  title={Dispelling dog dogma: an investigation of heterochrony in dogs using 3D geometric morphometric analysis of skull shape},
  author={Abby Grace Drake},
  journal={Evolution \& Development},
  • A. Drake
  • Published 1 March 2011
  • Biology
  • Evolution & Development
SUMMARY Heterochrony is an evolutionary mechanism that generates diversity via perturbations of the rate or timing of development that requires very little genetic innovation. As such, heterochrony is thought to be a common evolutionary mechanism in the generation of diversity. Previous research has suggested that dogs evolved via heterochrony and are paedomorphic wolves. This study uses three‐dimensional landmark‐based coordinate data to investigate heterochronic patterns within the skull… 
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