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Re: [dinosaur] Xericeps, new pterosaur from Cretaceous Kem Kem beds of Morocco



Thomas Richard Holtz <tholtz@umd.edu> wrote:

> > "Highlights
>
> > Network dynamics have the power to reveal the function of social behaviours.
> > We explored network dynamics leading up to the fissioning of a social group.
> > Females that would be evicted became less likely to interact with others.
> > Network changes were subtle and revealed only through analysis.
> > Our results align with the idea that social bonds contribute to group
> > cohesion."
>
> Hopefully, they will get their own highlights included in the final version,
> rather than this set from an entirely different article (and likely,
> journal)...


Well that makes more sense.  I had thought the authors were inferring
a lot about pterosaur ecology from a single partial mandible.  Was
this study led by Stephan Pickering, I wondered...?      ;-)