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Re: Pterosaur diversity (was: Re: Waimanu)
Nick Pharris wrote:
I know there was a study by Hone et al. (2005) which claimed to show that
most dinosaurian lineages got larger over time. But if you dig a little
deeper, the evidence is actually rather weak. The same is true of most of
the attempts to demonstrate Cope's rule in other lineages, with horses
being the most (in)famous example. Stephen Jay Gould called Cope's rule a
After all, look what's happened to elephant shrews over the years.
OK, I've racked my brains and I still can't figure it out... Nick, what
happened to elephant shrews?
Tim (*scratching my head*)