Systematics and taxonomy of the spanish anchitheriinae, and their relationship with regional climate changes: A comment on eronen et al.

Manuel J. Salesa, Israel M. Sánchez, Beatriz Azanza, Daniel Demiguel, Jorge Morales

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    Abstract

    In a recent paper, Eronen et al. (2010; hereafter EEFJ) observe differences in occlusal morphology, tooth crown height, and mesowear pattern between populations of the Miocene tridactyl equid Anchitherium from Spain and Germany, proposing that Spanish Anchitherium underwent adaptive evolution to local or regional arid conditions. However, these authors do not take into account the actual diversity of Iberian representatives of Anchitherium, or the fact that the Spanish fossils cover a wider temporal and geographical range than those from Germany. For these reasons, we suggest that their subsequent statistical work should be reconsidered. © 2011 The Author(s). Evolution© 2011 The Society for the Study of Evolution.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1506-1510
    JournalEvolution
    Volume65
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011

    Keywords

    • Adaptive radiation
    • Fossils
    • Herbivory
    • Life-History evolution
    • Morphological evolution

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