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Unformatted text preview: found. Thus, if a fossil of a different species of land mammal was found, that species was extinct. To differentiate between different species of fossils, Cuvier used two fields: comparative morphology and paleobiology. Cuvier, who is recognized as the father of comparative morphology [Study of the anatomical differences/similarities of different species], realized that there were defining anatomical characteristics in every organism. Cuvier is also credited as the founder of paleobiology. Paleobiology is a field where the...
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This note was uploaded on 01/18/2012 for the course ECON 101 taught by Professor Sei during the Spring '11 term at American Academy of Art.
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