So, I haven’t done much in a while, but I have been busy. I in fact have been getting ready for what may be the largest morphological phylogenetic analysis EVER, one including nearly Every Single Dinosaurian taxon, that is either valid or a nomen dubium. Of course, I cannot have this any more specific than genera, so I shall be recording the specimens I base my codings on in an appendix. Honestly, I don’t think Ill be able to use all characters accounted for in more focus analyses, as I believe that would bring the total count well over the 5 000.
Many characters I choose are based upon previous phylogenies, but I am also introducing some new ones. These hopefully will balance out that I have 1 019 taxa that I will be coding, from Lagerpeton to Ichthyornis. Suggestions on papers where I can find characters or high-resolution images of specimens of relatively enigmatic genera would be appreciated.
- Sereno, P. C. The evolution of dinosaurs. Science 284:2137-2147. (26)