Variation in anthropoid vertebral formulae: implications for homology and homoplasy in hominoid evolution.

@article{Williams2012VariationIA,
  title={Variation in anthropoid vertebral formulae: implications for homology and homoplasy in hominoid evolution.},
  author={Scott A Williams},
  journal={Journal of experimental zoology. Part B, Molecular and developmental evolution},
  year={2012},
  volume={318 2},
  pages={134-47}
}
Variation in vertebral formulae within and among hominoid species has complicated our understanding of hominoid vertebral evolution. Here, variation is quantified using diversity and similarity indices derived from population genetics. These indices allow for testing models of hominoid vertebral evolution that call for disparate amounts of homoplasy, and by… CONTINUE READING