[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Subject Index][Author Index]

RE: Darwin's young dead pet from Messel



The New York Times has an interesting commentary about the hype associated with 
this release at 
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/19/business/media/19fossil.html?hp . 

The press release I saw was rather hyped, presumably because it's about to be 
the subject of a documentary called "The Link". As in missing.  The paper is in 
PLOS ONE at 
<http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0005723#s5>
with some impressive photos. There is a cladogram, but it's buried in the 
supplementary material. It includes three genera. 

-- 
Jeff Hecht, science & technology writer
jeff@jeffhecht.com or jhecht@nasw.org
525 Auburn St., Auburndale, MA 02466 USA
tel. 617-965-3834  http://www.jeffhecht.com