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Re: How to make cladiograms....



Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. wrote:
> 
> At 12:32 PM 12/15/97 +0100, Jo Vaagan wrote:
> >OK..here I am again...
> >
> >My ambission is to make a complete dinosaur cladiogram. I know that it`s
> >impossible, but I want to give it a try.
> >But, there is a LARGE but... I have not done any cladiogram work
> >before..
> >So now I need some help. If any of you nice souls at this superb list
> >could send me an e-mail with some good advices of how to do this, and
> >maybe some examples of some clads I would be very pleased..
> 
> I STRONGLY urge you to read up on the basics of the process and procedure
> first before attempting to do a dinosaur cladogram.
> 
> I don't know if J.O. Farlow & M.K. Brett-Surman's 1997 _The Complete
> Dinosaur_ (Indiana University Press) is available where you are now, but
> Ralph Chapman has a chapter on "Technology and the Study of Dinosaurs" that
> discusses the operational end of things.  (The chapter by myself and
> Brett-Surman on "Taxonomy and Systematics of the Dinosaurs" discusses
> cladistic classification).
> 
> There are some GREAT websites out there talking about phylogenetic
> systematics in general and dinosaurs in particular.  A good starting point
> is the University of California Museum of Paleontology's website on
> phylogeny.  Go to:
> 
> http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/
> 
> and look around there.  (I think that is the proper URL).
> 
> Hope this helps.
> 
> Ok, i hope that too. I don`t think _The Complete Dinosaur_ is available at my 
> place (I live in Norway, but I have checked out the California Museum`s 
> website. 

Thank you for helping me!!