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Re: Sobral and Langer 2008 (was pteros have lift-off)
Quoting David Peters <email@example.com>:
> On Jan 22, 2009, at 6:40 PM, Tim Williams wrote:
> > David Peters wrote:
> >> No taxon appears suddenly in the fossil record!
> > Sure they do. It happens all the time. How many basal bats
> > (chiropterans) do we know of, for example?
> We know of several basal bats. I'm sure you're asking, what came
> before them? I've done the comparative studies, so I know the best
> candidates in bats and pterosaurs, which I've mentioned before on the
> list and elsewhere.
Can you provide some references to your published articles? I'd be interested
to read them.
> As in any taxa, when you include the right
> candidates, the mystery becomes less of a mystery.
How do you determine the 'right' candidates to include in the first place?
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