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December 17, 2012


In case you haven’t noticed, David Peters is basically suggesting that azhdarchids are more closely related to fucking “rhamphorhynchoids” than to other lophocratine pterodactyloids.

How epically insane indeed. He’s the Comicsnix of palaeontology.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. December 17, 2012 10:36 am

    Ah, well … One man’s phylogenetically defined taxon is another man’s crap name.

  2. David Marjanović permalink
    December 29, 2012 10:36 pm

    As long as David Peters doesn’t figure out how to make a matrix for phylogenetic analysis, you can safely ignore everything he says about phylogeny and phylogenetics.

    Which is unfortunate, because so far he’s the only one who uses reasonably large taxon samples on a whole lot of problems.

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