Species in the fossil record.
Parsimony, phylogenetic analysis and fossils.
The nature of biostratigraphical data.
Patterns from the fossil record
"From a review of the manuscript: "[The book] has the potential to become the standard reference on the subject - required reading for all palaentologists. Indeed I can envisage a state of affairs where no-one will dare use taxonomic data from the fossil record to address evolutionary questions without first checking Smith to ensure that their methods are legal". D E G Briggs, University of Bristol <!--end-->
- The only integrated text covering the study of evolutionary patterns from a phylogenetic stance.