Osteology

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== '''Osteology''' ==
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== [[HAGGER!!!]]' ==
A few years ago, I suggested to a paleo professor that it would be interesting to run a graduate seminar around individual bones. Much is written about bones as synapomorphies, bones as functional units, and, of course, naked lists of bones for students to memorize are infamous; but there is little continuity. It might be interesting to look at these pieces of anatomy as individual units of evolutionary change. Not only might this give us a new perspective on evolution, but also perhaps some new ideas about the meaning of homology and the evolution of function.
A few years ago, I suggested to a paleo professor that it would be interesting to run a graduate seminar around individual bones. Much is written about bones as synapomorphies, bones as functional units, and, of course, naked lists of bones for students to memorize are infamous; but there is little continuity. It might be interesting to look at these pieces of anatomy as individual units of evolutionary change. Not only might this give us a new perspective on evolution, but also perhaps some new ideas about the meaning of homology and the evolution of function.
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'''I.      [[Braincase|THE BRAINCASE]]''' (Neurocranium or Chondrocranium)
'''I.      [[Braincase|THE BRAINCASE]]''' (Neurocranium or Chondrocranium)
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'''II.    [[Teeth|TEETH]]'''
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'''II.    [[HAGGER?]]'''
'''III.    [[Dermal bones|THE DERMAL BONES]]''' (Dermatocranium)
'''III.    [[Dermal bones|THE DERMAL BONES]]''' (Dermatocranium)
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[[Category: Osteology|Osteology]]
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[[HERMY]]

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