Applications of finite-element scaling analysis in primatology.

J. T. Richtsmeier

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The study of biological shape in three dimensions using landmark data can now be accomplished using several alternative methods. This report focuses on the use of finite-element scaling analysis in primate craniofacial morphology. The method is particularly useful in its ability to localize the differences between forms, thereby indicating those loci that differ most between specimens. Several examples of this feature are provided from primatological research. Particulars of the methods are also discussed in an attempt to provide the reader with cautionary knowledge for prudent application of the method in future research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)50-64
Number of pages15
JournalFolia primatologica; international journal of primatology
Issue number1-4
StatePublished - 1989

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Animal Science and Zoology


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