Scientists use the fossil record to make judgments on the physiology and behavior of species. But are those interpretations correct? New research puts into question how we interpret the behavior of extinct organisms from their fossil remains, and the greater role of plasticity in determining evolution diversity.More. Paper. (paywall) – Matthew J. Ravosa, Rachel A. Menegaz, Jeremiah E. Scott, David J. Daegling, Kevin R. McAbee. Limitations of a morphological criterion of adaptive inference in the fossil record. Biological Reviews, 2015; DOI: 10.1111/brv.12199
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