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Dinosaur diversity analysed

Hi, folks.  Just back from the 9th International Symposium on Mesozoic
Terrestrial Ecosystems and Biota, held in Manchester, England.  Lots
of good stuff that I don't really have time to summarise here,
including an excellent presentation by Emily Rayfield, showing that
the snouts of baryonychines are functionally equivalent to those of
gavials rather than alligators or "classic" theropods.

There's a fairish chance that the proceedings (36 papers averaging
about four pages each) will become available as PDFs some time
soonish, but in the mean time I can offer PDFs of my own contribution
"Dinosaur diversity analysed by clade, age, place and year of

As the URL suggests, this is the PDF of the uncorrected proof; but the
_only_ change in the published version is that the typo "83% more
diverse" on the first page is corrected to "66% more diverse", which
you can easily fix on your printouts :-)

Hope this is useful to someone.

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