GEL 107 (3) - GEL107: PALEOBIOLOGY Lecture 4: Variation in...

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1 1 GEL107: PALEOBIOLOGY Lecture 4: Variation in organisms 2 Why is shape variation problematic when studying fossils? What is ontogenetic variation? What is body regional variation? What is sexual dimorphism? What is individual variation? What is preservational variation? 3 How many species ?
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2 4 How many species ? 5 How many species ? 6 How many species ?
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3 7 Why is shape variation problematic when studying fossils? What is ontogenetic variation? What is body regional variation? What is sexual dimorphism? What is individual variation? What is preservational variation? 8 9
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4 10 Female Male 11 http://www.terrapinconservation.org/frame-journal.html 12 http://encarta.msn.com/media_461542298/Sexual_Dimorphism_in_Bighorn_Sheep.html
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13 Ceratopsian dinosaurs 14 Why is shape variation problematic when studying fossils? What is ontogenetic variation? What is body regional variation? What is sexual dimorphism? What is individual variation?
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This note was uploaded on 12/13/2009 for the course GEL GEL 107 taught by Professor Jishin during the Spring '09 term at UC Davis.

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GEL 107 (3) - GEL107: PALEOBIOLOGY Lecture 4: Variation in...

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