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Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond. B on dinosaur biogeography



Looking for something else I just stumbled upon:

Paul Upchurch*, Craig A. Hunn and David B. Norman. (2002).  "An
     analysis of dinosaurian biogeography: evidence for the existence
     of vicariance and dispersal patterns caused by geological
     events", _Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B:
     Biological Sciences_, 269(1491):613-621.

The article represents another instance of the application of
mathematics to paleontological data.  In this case, the math shows
that according to available statistics relevant to biostratigraphic
ranges and phylogenetics, the movement of tectonic plates had a large
impact on the distribution of dinosaur groups at least from the Middle
Jurassic to mid-Cretaceous times.

-- 
Mickey Rowe     (rowe@psych.ucsb.edu)