Speciation - Anthropology 116

Speciation - Anthropology 116 - Anthropology 116 Speciation...

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Anthropology 116 – Speciation Speciation – way of trying to classify organisms o Comparative method The distinction and traits in the fossil record are not very distinctive Try to make discreet variables out of continuous variables o Where do you draw the lines between species? Ways of being different o Morphology – look different Sources of variation with the same species – males and females o Geography – find them in different places Phenotypic plasticity – when in different conditions look different but can still be the same species o Genes – different by genetic composition You can get new mutations or sympatric speciation Beware of convergence (applies to morphology and genes) o Behavior – unique behavior that makes them different o Ex: which traits would you use to distinguish between the Bonobos and the chimpanzee Morphology – Bonobos are smaller Geographically distinct – come from different areas Separated by the Congo River
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This note was uploaded on 02/25/2012 for the course ANTH 1312 taught by Professor Agwuele during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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