16 Inferring phylogenetic trees

The problem of homoplasy versus homology examples of

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: als, sea lions Pangolin Horses, rhinos Camels, pigs, cows Hippos, whales, dolphins Bats II. The problem of homoplasy (versus homology) Examples of traits that are similar, but not because they were inherited from a common ancestor: •  Body shape in dolphins and icthyosaurs •  Flippers in penguins and seals •  Eye posi,on in crocodiles and hippos •  Camera eye in octopus and vertebrates 1. Is the fur of chimps and the hair of huma...
View Full Document

This document was uploaded on 12/08/2013.

Ask a homework question - tutors are online