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New major article
A long awaited paper:
Sereno, P. C. 1999. The Evolution of Dinosaurs. Science 284: 2137-2147.
This is a review paper about recent advances in dinosaur science by Paul
Sereno, in a special issue of Science devoted to Evolution. The
significance of this paper is that it includes (as supplementary material on
the website) the datamatrix! Yes, a bigass (tm) data matrix (actually,
several different matricies) for every major clade of Dinosauria. Very cool
Don't agree with all the results, but there is a lot that is very useful
there. I also especially recommend this paper to people who might be
teaching a dinosaur class but who aren't dinosaur paleontologists by
training: this will give you a fairly comprehensive look at the current
status & contraversies in dino systematics.
Many other excellent things in this issue, too. Must get my own copy.
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Deptartment of Geology Director, Earth, Life & Time Program
University of Maryland College Park Scholars
College Park, MD 20742
Webpage: http://www.geol.umd.edu Phone:301-405-4084
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