Skip to content Skip to navigation

Article: Stratocladistics and evaluation of evolutionary modes in the fossil record: an example from the ammonite genus Semiformiceras

Publication: Palaeontology
Volume: 51
Part: 4
Publication Date: July 2008
Page(s): 767 773
Author(s): Jason D. Pardo, Adam K. Huttenlocker and Jonathan D. Marcot
Addition Information

How to Cite

PARDO, J. D., HUTTENLOCKER, A. K., MARCOT, J. D. 2008. Stratocladistics and evaluation of evolutionary modes in the fossil record: an example from the ammonite genus SemiformicerasPalaeontology51, 4, 767–773.

Online Version Hosted By

Wiley Online Library
Get Article: Wiley Online Library [Pay-to-View Access] |


  • ALROY, J. 1995. Continuous track analysis: a new phylogenetic and biogeographic method. Systematic Biology, 44, 152–178.
  • AVISE, J. C. 2004. Molecular markers, natural history, and evolution. Second edition. Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, MA, 541 pp.
  • BLOCH, J. I., FISHER, D. C., ROSE, K. D. and GINGERICH, P. D. 2001. Stratocladistic analysis of Paleocene Carpolestidae (Mammalia, Plesiadapiformes) with description of a new late Tiffanian genus. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 21, 119–131.
  • BODENBENDER, B. E. and FISHER, D. C. 2001. Stratocladistic analysis of blastoid phylogeny. Journal of Paleontology, 75, 351–369.
  • CECCA, F. and ROUGET, I. 2006. Anagenetic evolution of the early Tithonian ammonite genus Semiformiceras tested with cladistic analysis. Palaeontology, 49, 1069–1080.
  • CLYDE, W. C. and FISHER, D. C. 1997. Comparing the fit of stratigraphic data and morphologic data in phylogenetic analysis. Paleobiology, 23, 1–19.
  • ENAY, R. 1983. Spéciation phylétique dans le genre d’ammonite téthysien Semiformiceras Spath, du Tithonique inférieur des chaînes bétiques (Andalousie, Espagne). 115–123. In : Colloques internationaux, CNRS no. 330: Modalités, rythmes, mécanismes de l’évolution biologique. Gradualisme phylétique et équilibres ponctués? Dijon, 1982. CNRS, Paris, 335 pp.
  • ENAY, R. and GEYSSANT, J. R. 1975. Faunes tithoniques des chaînes bétiques (Espagne méridionale). 39–55. In : Colloque sur la limite Jurassique-Crétacé, Lyon-Neuchâtel, 1973. Mémoires du Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières, 86, 393 pp.
  • FELSENSTEIN, J. 2004. Inferring phylogenies. Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, MA, 664 pp.
  • FINARELLI, J. A. and CLYDE, W. C. 2004. Reassessing hominoid phylogeny: evaluating congruence in the morphologic and temporal data. Paleobiology, 30, 614–651.
  • FISHER, D. C. 1994. Stratocladistics: morphological and temporal patterns and their relation to phylogenetic process. 133–171. In GRANDE, L. and RIEPPEL, O. (eds). Interpreting the hierarchy of nature: from systematic patterns to evolutionary process theories. Academic Press, San Diego, CA, 298 pp.
  • FOOTE, M. 1996. On the probability of ancestors in the fossil record. Paleobiology, 22, 141–151.
  • GINGERICH, P. D. 1979. Stratophenetic approach to phylogeny reconstruction in vertebrate paleontology. 41–77. In CRACRAFT, J. and ELDREDGE, N. (eds). Phylogenetic analysis and paleontology. Columbia University Press, New York, NY, 233 pp.
  • GRANTHAM, T. 2007. Is macroevolution more than successive rounds of microevolution? Palaeontology, 50, 75–85.
  • KIM, K. C. and LUDWIG, H. W. 1982. Parallel evolution, cladistics and classification of parasitic Psocodea. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 75, 537–548.
  • KISHINO, H. and HASEGAWA, M. 1989. Evaluation of the maximum likelihood estimate of the evolutionary tree topologies from DNA sequence data, and the branching order in hominoidea. Journal of Molecular Evolution, 29, 170–179.
  • LANDMAN, N. H., DOMMERGUES, J.-L. and MARCHAND, D. 1991. The complex nature of progenetic species – examples from Mesozoic ammonites. Lethaia, 24, 409–421.
  • MARCOT, J. D. and FOX, D. L. 2008. StrataPhy: a new computer program for stratocladistic analysis. Palaeontologia Electronica 11:5A.
  • MARTIN, T. and LUO, Z.-X. 2005. Homoplasy in the mammalian ear. Science, 307, 861–862.
  • O’KEEFE, F. R. and SANDER, P. M. 1999. Paleontological paradigms and inferences of phylogenetic pattern: a case study. Paleobiology, 25, 518–533.
  • PEARSON, P. N. 1993. A lineage phylogeny for the Paleogene planktonic foraminifera. Micropaleontology, 39, 193–232.
  • RICH, T. H., HOPSON, J. A., MUSSER, A. M., FLANNERY, T. F. and VICKERS-RICH, P. 2005. Independent origins of middle ear bones in monotremes and therians. Science, 307, 910–914.
  • SMITH, A. B. 2000. Stratigraphy in phylogeny reconstruction. Journal of Paleontology, 74, 763–766.
  • STUESSY, T. F. 1983. Phylogenetic trees in plant systematics. SIDA Contributions to Botany, 10, 1–13.
  • SUMRALL, C. D. and BROCHU, C. A. 2003. Resolution, sampling, higher taxa and assumptions in stratocladistic analysis. Journal of Paleontology, 77, 189–194.
  • SWOFFORD, D. 1994. PAUP*. Phylogenetic Analysis Using Parsimony (*and other methods), v. 4. Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, MA.
  • SWOFFORD, D., OLSEN, G. J., WADDELL, P. J. and HILLIS, D. M. 1996. Phylogenetic inference. 407–514. In HILLIS, D. M., MORITZ, C. and MABLE, B. (eds). Molecular systematics. Second edition. Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, MA, 655 pp.
  • WAGNER, P. J. 2000. Exhaustion of morphological character states among fossil taxa. Evolution, 54, 365–386.
  • WAGNER, P. J. and ERWIN, D. H. 1995. Phylogenetic patterns as tests of speciation models. 87–122. In ERWIN, D. H. and ANTSEY, R. L. (eds). New approaches to studying speciation in the fossil record. Columbia University Press, New York, NY, 342 pp.
  • WICKSTRÖM, L. M. and DONOGHUE, P. C. J. 2005. Cladograms, phylogenies and the veracity of the conodont fossil record. Special Papers in Palaeontology, 73, 185–218.
PalAss Go! URL: | Twitter: Share on Twitter | Facebook: Share on Facebook | Google+: Share on Google+