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Axiomatic Panbiogeography

offers an application of incidence geometry to historical biogeography by defining collection localities as points, tracks as lines and generalized tracks as planes.
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From behavior that bonds to bonding behavior (expensive tickets à inexpensive behavior) – how and why there are three large salamander clades (Salamandridae, Ambystomatidate, Plethodontidae)

(Hynobids – no coupling  of brain an behavior relative to endurance vs burst speed via heterochronoy, neotony etc) (neotony – increase in endurance to arise sooner than later).

Salamandrids – no adaptive life cycle between burst and endurance except in Notopthamlus (change to motion to head pheromone).  Motion to tail otherwise.  Adults stay in water. Behavior that bonds. Environment delivers pheromone.Efts need adequate surface litter – so endurance is for finding trees. 

http://el.erdc.usace.army.mil/emrrp/emris/EMRIS_PDF/RedSpottedNewt.pdf Brain dominates

Ambystomatids decouple and move over land as adults.  Locomtion overriding behavior.  Muscles dominate.Metamorphosis decouples locomotor performance (higher burst speed larvae – higher endurance metamorphosed). www.eeb.ucla.edu/Faculty/Shaffer/pubs/ShafferPhysZoo1991.pdf 
No significant use of pheromones.  Trees found find other watersheds.

Plethodontid larvae in streams consume larger prey items.  Adults higher endurance got to new locations where larvae can develop faster with larger food items across generations and developed straddle walk with change to pheromone bonding behavior\. Muscles  (straddle walk and phereomone delivery) that use brain dominates.