"Doctoral thesis accepted by Indiana University, Bloomington, United States of America."--t.p.
Thesis (PhD.)-- Indiana University.
Includes bibliographical references.
A Geometric Morphometric Approach in Assessing Paleontological Problems in Atrypid Taxonomy, Phylogeny, Evolution and Ecology
Testing the Taxonomy and Phylogeny of Eastern North American Atrypid Brachiopods: A Geometric Morphometric Approach
Morphological Evolution in an Atrypid Brachiopod Lineage from the Middle Devonian Traverse Group of Michigan, USA: A Geometric Morphometric Approach
Morphological Shape, Episkeletobiont Analysis, and Life Orientation Study in Pseudoatrypa cf. lineata (Brachiopoda) from the Lower Genshaw Formation of the Middle Devonian Traverse Group, Michigan: A Geometric Morphometric Approach
Success of Geometric Morphometrics in Deducing Morphological Shape Change Patterns in Paleozoic Atrypids.
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