Vertebrate Palaeontology
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New research grants fund quantitative study of the deep-time evolution and diversity of vertebrates.

Two major grants will enhance the current research in the Goswami lab to reconstruct morphological evolution and modularity across tetrapods. This work will be carried out using advanced biological imaging techniques and quantitative analyses.
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Published: Jan 29, 2015 4:33:36 PM

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Vertebrate Palaeontology

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Vertebrate palaeontology is the study of the fossil record of organisms with a backbone (Chordates). Vertebrate groups range from the first marine fish through the earliest air-breathing amphibians through to fully terrestrial reptiles and mammals.

A detailed examination of ancient vertebrate fossils can give us an insight to patterns of evolution, ecology and ontogeny as well as providing information through isotopic analysis of recent changes in climate.