Contributions to Zoology, 84 (4) – 2015

Geometric morphometric analysis of skull morphology reveals loss of phylogenetic signal at the generic level in extant lagomorphs (Mammalia: Lagomorpha)

Deyan Ge1, Lu Yao2, Lin Xia3, Zhaoqun Zhang4, Qisen Yang5

1.  Key Laboratory of Zoological Systematics and Evolution, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beichen West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, China

2.  Department of Anthropology, The Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois 60605, USA

3.  Key Laboratory of Zoological Systematics and Evolution, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beichen West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, China

4.  Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100044, China

5.  Key Laboratory of Zoological Systematics and Evolution, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beichen West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, China. Email:

Keywords: centroid size,Leporidae,morphometry,Ochotonidae,phylogeny,skeletal features.