Evolution of bone microanatomy of the tetrapod tibia and its use in palaeobiological inference

@article{Kriloff2008EvolutionOB,
  title={Evolution of bone microanatomy of the tetrapod tibia and its use in palaeobiological inference},
  author={A. N. Kriloff and Damien Germain and Aurore Canoville and Peggy Vincent and Martin Sache and Michel Laurin},
  journal={Journal of Evolutionary Biology},
  year={2008},
  volume={21}
}
Bone microanatomy appears to track changes in various physiological or ecological properties of the individual or the taxon. Analyses of sections of the tibia of 99 taxa show a highly significant (P ≤ 0.005) relationship between long‐bone microanatomy and habitat. Randomization tests reveal a highly significant (P ≤ 0.005) phylogenetic signal on several compactness profile parameters and lifestyle. Discriminant analyses yield an inference model which has a success rate of 63% when lifestyle is… 

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