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Analytical methods in palaeobiogeography, and the role of early vertebrate studies

Young, Gavin

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The complex data set resulting from early vertebrate diversification during the middle Palaeozoic has played a key role in developing analytical methods in palaeobiogeography. Rather than using fossils to test hypotheses based on Recent taxa, or geological/geophysical interpretations of palaeogeography, it is argued that the primary criterion for applying cladistic methods is whether data sets have hierarchical structure. Any evidence (biological or non-biological) concerned with connections or...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/61612
Source: Palaeoworld
DOI: 10.1016/j.palwor.2009.10.001

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