Contributions to Zoology, 68 (1) 3-18 (1998)

Fitting macroevolutionary models to phylogenies: an example using vertebrate body sizes

Arne Ø. Mooers , Dolph Schluter

Institute for Systematics and Population Biology, University of Amsterdam, P.O. Box 94766, 1090 GT Amsterdam, The Netherlandsmooers@bio.uva.nl

Department of Zoology and Centre for Biodiversity Research, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada V6T 1Z4

Keywords: Brownian motion, macroevolution, maximum likelihood, phylogenies, vertebrate body size, Evolution