Vertebrate paleontology: new approaches and new insights'

  title={Vertebrate paleontology: new approaches and new insights'},
  author={James A. Hopson and Leonard B. Radinsky},
  • James A. Hopson, Leonard B. Radinsky
  • Published 1980
  • Biology
  • In the past fifteen years, the biological interpretation of vertebrate fossils has been markedly advanced by the application of experimental techniques in functional morphology, biomechanical and allometric modelling, more rigorously-derived empirical correlations between form and function in living species, and studies of modern community structure and of the taphonomic processes by which fossil assemblages are formed. Traditional paleontological methods of phylogenetic analysis are under… CONTINUE READING

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