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Bowfins and the Revenge of Comparative Biology

Science  21 Aug 1998:
Vol. 281, Issue 5380, pp. 1150
DOI: 10.1126/science.281.5380.1150

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A Comprehensive Phylogenetic Study of Amiid Fishes (Amiidae) Based in Comparative Skeletal Anatomy. An Empirical Search for Interconnected Patterns of Natural History. Lance Grande and William E. Bemis. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Chicago, 1998. 700 pp. $75. ISSN 0272-4634. Memoir 4.

A superbly illustrated, detailed, and data-rich comparative study of a once flourishing family of fish that is now reduced to a single species, the bowfin. Focused on skeletal anatomy, the monograph provides a model for carrying out phylogenetic analyses of morphological data.

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