Permutation and bootstrap tests in statistical shape analysis: a zoology study

Fábio Veríssimo Jaques da SILVEIRA[1]

Getúlio José Amorim do AMARAL1

Diego ASTÚA[2]

§   ABSTRACT: This paper reviews basic concepts of statistical shape analysis. Bootstrap and permutation tests are also considered. All these concepts are applied to a real problem of zoology.

§   PALAVRAS-CHAVE: Morphometrics; landmarks; bootstrap; statistical shape analysis.

[1] Departamento de Estatística, CCEN, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco – UFPE, CEP:50740-540, Recife, Pernambuco, Brasil. E-mail: /

[2] Departamento de Zoologia, CCB, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco -- UFPE, CEP: 50670-420, Recife, Pernambuco, Brasil, E-mail: