Category Archives: Data Exploration

Some (finalish) results!

Matt and I have been meeting weekly for the past three weeks to have ODP work days–just to crank through analyses, etc. Mostly, it’s a matter of sitting down and forcing each other to do stuff. Matt’s posting soon, but … Continue reading

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Presentation Draft – Early Results

On Saturday, I’ll be giving a short presentation about (very) preliminary results from the ODP, for the 1st Annual Southwest Regional Joint DVM&DCB (Division of Vertebrate Morphology and Division of Comparative Biology) meeting of SICB (Society of Integrative and Comparative … Continue reading

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On continua and categories in paleoecology. . .or, an example application of ODP data

Today we’re delighted to have a guest post from Dr. Chris Noto, a new assistant professor at University of Wisconsin-Parkside, and an old friend of mine from our graduate school days together at Stony Brook University. Chris has had a … Continue reading

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Forelimb Proportions, Ternary Style

An important part of our manuscript will simply be a description of limb proportions in ornithischian dinosaurs. For this, ternary plots really have no parallel. These graphs simultaneously plot three variables in two dimensions on an equilateral triangle. And wouldn’t … Continue reading

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By Popular Demand. . .

As a follow-up to our last post on thyreophorans, here are marginocephalians (ceratopsians and pachycephalosaurs) with some of their outgroups. Moving or removing the uncertainly-placed Stenopelix has little effect on character reconstruction.

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Data Are Pretty

Now that we’ve gotten a reasonable phylogeny hammered out, it’s time to start putting it to use! Just for fun, I used the (open source and free to download) program Mesquite to plot the femur:tibia ratio (as John Dziak had … Continue reading

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Mid-December Update

We’re long overdue for an update post. Many of our regular contributors, and a few new ones, have kept the data rolling in. Now, we’ve got over 1,400 verified entries! Thank you to everyone who has helped out with this … Continue reading

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