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Lecture 14

Lecture 14: "Macroevolutionary Patterns"

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Biology 3466B
Yolanda Morbey

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Evolution Lecture No. 14: Macroevolutionary Patterns I th Monday October 15 , 2012 Paleontology As A Method For Describing Macroevolution: -One of the methods for describing macroevolution is through paleontology. This is because there many types of fossils that can be excavated and fossils can be dated in a relative (timing relative to each other) manner or in an absolute (e.g. radiometric dating) fashion. However, during the process of excavation, there are a few sampling biases to consider, which include: geographic biases (how an organism’s habitat affects its fossilization), taxonomic biases (how an organism’s morphology affects its fos
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