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Shark Week

July 13 - July 17

Happy Shark Week!

Did you know… Anthropologists at several universities including the University of Texas in Dallas, Southern Methodist University, and Florida State University have used the MicroScribe digitizer and applied landmark-based geometric morphometrics to study the evolution of sharks, especially their killer teeth? Too cool!

 

The picture is courtesy of the authors below:

Ferrón Jiménez, Humberto & Martinez-Perez, Carlos & Botella, Héctor. (2017). Ecomorphological inferences in early vertebrates: Reconstructing Dunkleosteus terrelli (Arthrodira, Placodermi) caudal fin from palaeoecological data. PeerJ. 5. e4081. 10.7717/peerj.4081. 

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