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We performed a baraminological analysis on nineteen fossil equid species using a morphological dataset obtained from the published literature. From a baraminic distance correlation analysis, we found evidence that all nineteen species belong to a single monobaramin. The 3D ANOPA distribution revealed a linear trajectory of equid species with sixteen species in the main axis and three species in a side-branch. The order of species in the ANOPA trajectory closely corresponds to the order of stratigraphic appearance, indicating that the fossil equids form a true stratomorphic series. We interpret the strata as post-Flood, concluding that the equid fossil record evidences a rapid, post-Flood, intrabaraminic diversification.
Equidae, baraminology, paleontology, baraminic distance, analysis of pattern, ANOPA, intrabaraminic diversification, biological trajectory
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Cavanaugh, David P.; Wood, Todd Charles; and Wise, Kurt P.
"Fossil Equidae: A Monobaraminic, Stratomorphic Series,"
The Proceedings of the International Conference on Creationism: Vol. 5
, Article 11.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.cedarville.edu/icc_proceedings/vol5/iss1/11
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