A guide to the nomenclature of heterochrony

McNamara, K. J. (1986) A guide to the nomenclature of heterochrony. Journal of Paleontology, 60 (1). pp. 4-13. ISSN 0022-3360 ESSN: 1937-2337 DOI https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022336000021454

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Abstract

Since Haeckel's Biogenetic Law (‘ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny’) fell into disrepute early in the twentieth century, there has been intermittent debate, particularly in recent years (de Beer, 1958; Gould, 1977; Alberch et al., 1979; Alberch, 1980; Bonner, 1982; McNamara, 1982a), on the nature of the relationship between an individual's development and phylogenetic history. Important questions under discussion include the following: If a strong causal relationship does exist, what is its nature? How does it work? What is its importance in evolution? How can it be recognized in the fossil record?

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: AREP Nil
Subjects: 04 - Palaeobiology
Divisions: 04 - Palaeobiology
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Paleontology
Volume: 60
Page Range: pp. 4-13
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022336000021454
Depositing User: Sarah Humbert
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2018 10:56
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2018 10:56
URI: http://eprints.esc.cam.ac.uk/id/eprint/2709

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