Repeated Evolution of Divergent Modes of Herbivory in Non-avian Dinosaurs

@article{Button2020RepeatedEO,
  title={Repeated Evolution of Divergent Modes of Herbivory in Non-avian Dinosaurs},
  author={David J Button and Lindsay E Zanno},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2020},
  volume={30},
  pages={158-168.e4}
}
  • David J Button, Lindsay E Zanno
  • Published 2020
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Current Biology
  • The importance of adaptation [1-4] versus organizational constraints [5-7] in shaping common macroevolutionary trends remains unclear [8]. The fossil record is key to this problem, as it provides data on repetitive trait evolution between lineages [4, 8]. However, quantitative analyses investigating these dynamics with fossil data are rare [8]. Herbivory evolved multiple times within Mesozoic dinosaurs [9, 10], allowing analysis of common phenotypic responses to dietary evolution. Whereas… CONTINUE READING
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