SKULL SHAPE EVOLUTION IN DUROPHAGOUS CARNIVORANS

@article{Figueirido2013SKULLSE,
  title={SKULL SHAPE EVOLUTION IN DUROPHAGOUS CARNIVORANS},
  author={B. Figueirido and Z. J. Tseng and A. Mart{\'i}n-Serra},
  journal={Evolution},
  year={2013},
  volume={67}
}
In this article, we investigate convergent evolution toward durophagy in carnivoran skull shape using geometric morphometrics in a sample of living and extinct species. Principal components analysis indicate that, in spite of the different dietary resources consumed by durophages—that is, bone‐crackers and bamboo‐feeders—both groups of carnivorans share portions of skull phenotypic spaces. We identify by discriminant analyses a shared set of adaptations toward durophagy in the skull of… Expand
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