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Some Applications of Geometric Morphometrics to Ostracoda

  • Richard A. Reyment
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Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 284)

Abstract

Case histories of the application of geometric and algebraic morphometrics to the study of shape variation in fossil and living Ostracoda are reviewed. Evidence for polymorphism in shape is presented for the luminescent species Vargula hilgendorfii from Japan. Divergence in valve shape as a function of time for the fossil (Oligocene) species Neobuntonia airella from southeastern Australia is demonstrated. Many of the geometrically obtained results for Vargula hilgendorfii could be duplicated by the multivariate analysis of distance measures.

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Latent Root Latent Vector Generalize Distance Weight Matrice Centroid Size 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard A. Reyment
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  1. 1.Institute of Earth Sciences, Department of Historical Geology and PalaeontologyUniversity of UppsalaUppsalaSweden

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