Evolutionary Biology, Tom 22

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Max K. Hecht, Bruce Wallace, Sir Ghillean T. Prance
Springer Science & Business Media, 6 gru 2012 - 306
Evolutionary Biology, of which this is the twenty-second volume, continues to offer its readers a wide range of original articles, reviews, and commentaries on evolution, in the broadest sense of that term. The topics of the reviews range from anthropology, molecular evolution, and paleobiology to principles of systematics. In recent volumes, a broad spectrum of articles have appeared on such subjects as asymmetric sexual isolation, biochemical systematics in plants, species selection, DNA hybridization and phylogenetics, modes of evolution in Pleistocene rodents, and development and evolution of the vertebrate limb. We have also attempted to provide a forum for con flicting ideas. Articles such as these, often too long for standard journals, are the material for Evolutionary Biology. The editors continue to solicit manuscripts on an international scale in an effort to see that everyone ofthe many facets of biological evolution is covered. Manuscripts should be sent to anyone of the following: Max K. Hecht, Department of Biology, Queens College of the City University of New York, Flushing, New York 11367; Bruce Wallace, Department of Biology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacks burg, Virginia 24061; GhilleanT. Prance, New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, New York 10458. The Editors vii Contents 1. Phylogeny of Early Vertebrate Skeletal Induction and Ossification Patterns ....................................... 1 John G. Maisey Introduction: The Fossil Record.. .. .. ...... .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 1 ..
 

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Phylogeny of Early Vertebrate Skeletal Induction
1
The Problem of Ontogenetic Similarity
9
Discussion
22
References
30
A Review of the Origin of Snakes
37
The Affinities of Snakes
42
Basic Divisions
75
The Ecology of Snake Origins
95
Biogeographic and Ecological Evidence
160
Unequivocal versus Equivocal Phylogenetic Relationships
178
Paleobiogeographic Inferences
185
Concluding Remarks and Summary
211
Measuring Mimetic
227
Studies with Captive Predators or at Feeding Stations in the Field
234
Discussion
246
Summary
252

References
115
The First 25 Million Years
139
The Last Eight Million Years of Horse Evolution
147
Summary and Conclusions
154
Body Size Ecological Constraints and the Evolution
261
Patterns of Covariation in LifeHistory Traits Body Size
272
Conclusion
281
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