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Standard taxonomic and geographic refererences
Some of the work I'm doing on mammalian macroevolution has touched a
little on dinosaurs, and I'm trying to get to grips with the huge
literature in a quick and necessarily superficial way...Sounds
ominous, I know. Anyway, I was wondering if there's a well-regarded
and comprehensive dinosaurian taxonomy that covers species decribed
after Weishampel, Dodson and Osmolska (1992), and in general how well
the species list contained in that reference is regarded. My goal
isn't bang-up-to-date phylogenetic revisions, but a standard
reference similar to Corbet & Hill (1981) and Wilson & Reeder (1993)
for mammals which can be used as a benchmark until superceded by an
accumulation of little changes, or some seismic shake-ups.
I was also wondering if anyone has compiled a locality database for
dinosaurian skeletal fossils, similar to the FAUNMAP project for
Quaternary mammals, and if so whether it is online anywhere.
Apologies if this either has been covered before or really isn't
interesting - desperation is beginning to strike at little!
Mammalian Evolution and Conservation
Imperial College at Silwood Park
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