Monday, July 11, 2011

Smooth change in the fossil record

While setting up to post examples of smooth change in fossils, I found that Don Lindsay's web pages are back up. So, click Here and go to his excellent examples of gradualism. Note that these are examples chosen to demonstrate a particular mode of evolutionary change- that of tiny changes accumulating across hundreds, and thousands of generations.

1 comment:

RBH said...

I'm glad to see that Lindsay's pages are back up. My new favorite example of smooth change is the increase in cranial capacity in the hominim line, shown in the very nice graphs that Nick Matzke provided here and here.