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@Lecture11_9 - Questions PALEOBIOLOGY What is functional

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1 1 Fall 2009, GEL 107: Lecture 11 PALEOBIOLOGY 2 Functional Morphology 3 What is functional morphology/biomechanics? Why is functional morphology difficult? What is a morphospace and how do we use it in evolutionary studies? What can we say about the evolution of large cruising vertebrates, such as ichthyosaurs? What can we say about the flight function of pterosaurs? What are scaling effects? Questions 4 Stenopterygius quadriscissus (PMU R158) Shape Function 5 6 Biomechanics 7 What is functional morphology/biomechanics? Why is functional morphology difficult? What is a morphospace and how do we use it in evolutionary studies? What can we say about the evolution of large cruising vertebrates, such as ichthyosaurs? What can we say about the flight function of pterosaurs? What are scaling effects? Questions 8 Structure Function Structure Structure Function Function Structure Structure Function Function 9 Classical example of convergence E thunniform vertebrates Tunas Lamnid sharks Cetaceans Ichthyosaurs
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2 10 Structure Function Structure Structure Function Function Structure Structure Function Function 11 What is functional morphology/biomechanics? Why is functional morphology difficult? What is a morphospace and how do we use it in evolutionary studies? What can we say about the evolution of large cruising vertebrates, such as ichthyosaurs?
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