Geometric morphometrics and phylogeny

  title={Geometric morphometrics and phylogeny},
  author={F. James Rohlf},
This paper reviews some of the important properties of geometric morphometric shape variables and discusses the advantages and limitations of the use of such data in studies of phylogeny. A method for fitting morphometric data to a phylogeny (i.e., estimating ancestral states of the shape variables) is presented using the squared-change parsimony criterion… CONTINUE READING