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Bone Histology of Fossil TetrapodsAdvancing Methods, Analysis, and Interpretation$
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Kevin Padian and Ellen-Therese Lamm

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780520273528

Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520273528.001.0001

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Evolution of Growth Rates and Their Implications

Evolution of Growth Rates and Their Implications

(p.252) (p.253) 9 Evolution of Growth Rates and Their Implications
Bone Histology of Fossil Tetrapods

Padian Kevin

Stein Koen

University of California Press

This chapter discusses the study of the evolution of growth rates. It covers comparing growth rates; selecting the best skeletal elements to derive growth rates; phylogenetic comparison of growth; and the evolution of the onset of sexual maturity.

Keywords:   growth rate, skeletal elements, phylogenetic comparison, sexual maturity

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