Mopping Up the Data

Thanks to Alexandre Fabre, Falko Gauß, and others, we are starting to close out some of the nagging verification entries for the data set (all of which are now accordingly updated in the public files). David Dreisigmeyer has also noted a few formatting issues and other quirks in the dataset (which I will work to correct in the next few days).

In any case, we are very close to finalizing the database. For the sake of time, I want to call attention to just a few last bits of data entry. These represent taxa and clades that are otherwise poorly represented in the sample. Some entries (e.g., those concerning the outgroup or indeterminate, fragmentary taxa) are just going to have to go by the wayside, or else we’ll never finish!

References That Have Data That Need to be Entered a First Time

Prieto-Marquez A. Cranial and appendicular ontogeny of Bactrosaurus johnsoni, a hadrosauroid dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of northern China. Palaeontology (in press). DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-4983.2011.01053.x [link] [if this contains only disarticulated and unassociated material, it is not usable for our dataset – can anyone confirm one way or another?] [contains only disarticulated and unassociated specimens – thanks to John Dziak for checking!]

References For Data In Need of Cross-Checking

Godefroit P, Pereda Suberbiola X, Li H, Dong Z-M (1999) A new species of the ankylosaurid dinosaur Pinacosaurus from the Late Cretaceous of Inner Mongolia (P.R. China). Bulletin de l’Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique 69-Supp. B: 17-36.

Wang X, Pan R, Butler RJ, Barrett PM. 2011 (for 2010). The postcranial skeleton of the iguanodontian ornithopod Jinzhousaurus yangi from the Lower Cretaceous Yixian Formation of western Liaoning, China. Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 101: 135-159.

Zhao X, Li D, Han G, Zhao H, Liu F, Li L, Fang X (2007) Zhuchengosaurus maximus from Shandong Province. Acta Geoscientica Sinica 28: 111-122

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6 Responses to Mopping Up the Data

  1. John Dziak says:

    I looked at the paper from the Prieto-Marquez study and it does seem to be all disarticulated elements.

  2. John Dziak says:

    Also, I verified the Jinzhousaurus article and will send it to Dr. Farke

  3. Alexandre FABRE says:

    I’ve tried to find the two remaining papers but despite three different university library search I can’t ménage to find them. Sorry
    Alexandre FABRE

  4. Mike Taylor says:

    (Note for anyone wanting to help Alexandre: I have sent him PDFs of both papers. I guess that was a copyright violation. Sigh. Just trying to get some science done around here.)

  5. David Dreisigmeyer says:

    Could this be of interest to the project:

  6. Here’s another highly-relevant article that just came out:

    What is the projected timeline for finishing the ODP manuscript?

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