FUNCTIONAL INNOVATIONS AND MORPHOLOGICAL DIVERSIFICATION IN PARROTFISH

@article{Price2010FUNCTIONALIA,
  title={FUNCTIONAL INNOVATIONS AND MORPHOLOGICAL DIVERSIFICATION IN PARROTFISH},
  author={Samantha A Price and Peter C. Wainwright and David R. Bellwood and Erem Kazancıoğlu and David C Collar and Thomas J. Near},
  journal={Evolution},
  year={2010},
  volume={64}
}
The association between diversification and evolutionary innovations has been well documented and tested in studies of taxonomic richness but the impact that such innovations have on the diversity of form and function is less well understood. Using phylogenetically rigorous techniques, we investigated the association between morphological diversity and two design breakthroughs within the jaws of parrotfish. Similar intramandibular joints and other modifications of the pharyngeal jaws have… Expand

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