Fossils, Phylogeny, and Form: An Analytical Approach. Edited by Jonathan M. Adrain, Gregory D. Edgecombe, and Bruce S. Lieberman. Kluwer Academic/Plenum Press, New York. 2001. 402 pages. Cloth $130.00.

Circumscribing morphological characters in contemporary systematics research, and doing this with efficiency on a large scale, is a topic of paramount importance to practicing systematists. The enormous infusion of data from the relatively young field of molecular systematics has transformed the entire landscape of systematics research because thousands of molecular sequence characters can be generated quickly, efficiently, and with little ambiguity. This facilitates the rapid growth of enormous molecular sequence data...

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