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Statistical support for the hypothesis of developmental constraint in marsupial skull evolution

C Verity Bennett1* and Anjali Goswami12

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1 Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment, University College London, London, UK

2 Department of Earth Sciences, University College London, London, UK

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BMC Biology 2013, 11:52  doi:10.1186/1741-7007-11-52

Published: 26 April 2013

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Additional file 1: Table S1:

Principal component (PC) analysis scores for additional PCs.

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Additional file 2: Figure S2:

Principal components (PC)1 to PC 4 for taxa grouped by diet as follows: (a,b) frugivores; (c,d) folivores; (e,f) omnivores; and (g,h) carnivores/insectivores. Symbols as in Figure 3

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Additional file 3: Figure S3:

Principal components (PC)1 to PC 4 for taxa grouped by habitat as follows: (a,b) arboreal; (c,d) terrestrial; and (e,f) fossorial. Symbols as in Figure 3.

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Additional file 4: Figure S4:

Principal components (PC)1 to PC 4 for nocturnal taxa. Symbols as in Figure 3.

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Additional file 5: Table S5:

List of taxa used in this study and ecological categories used in disparity analyses. *Used in the ‘maximum taxa’ dataset only.

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