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Re: ...and how ranks don't work was Re: Sauropodz r kewl

Thanks for pointing that out!

BTW, have you seen RA Pyron's 2011 Divergence time estimation using
fossils as Terminal Taxa and the Origins of Lissamphibia, which uses
Bayesian parametric analysis? (tho I suppose since it references your
and Laurin's 07 and 09 papers you have). Anyone doing Dinosaur related
work using similar methods that you know of?

On Sat, Apr 21, 2012 at 11:07 AM, David Marjanovic
<david.marjanovic@gmx.at> wrote:
>> And here an application:
>> K. Nehring&  C. Puppe (2004): Modelling phylogenetic diversity. Resource
>> and Energy Economics 26, 205–235.
>> The PDI uses topology and branch length to measure the uniqueness of an
>> OTU and the diversity represented by a tree. That's much better than
>> just counting species, even in the highly improbable event that they
>> were all named by a single person who used a single species concept
>> throughout!

Robert J. Schenck
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