Category Archives: To-Do List

Is there a finish line? (and how to get there)

Yes. . .I hope there is a finish line. As with many things started with the best of intentions, the ODP (and its heads – particularly me) has gotten waylaid. That said, it would be a shame to let the … Continue reading

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The last of what we need

Well, this is awkward. Once again we’ve let things lie fallow for far, far too long. We all (= Andy, Mike, and I) feel rotten about it, but more importantly, we now have a finite list of stuff that we … Continue reading

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Filling in the Blanks

During the extended gestation/hibernation/dormancy of the ODP, a few new papers with relevant data have slipped into circulation, some with ornithischians preserving limb bones, as well as new or updated phylogenetic analyses. So, if you’re looking for a final chance … Continue reading

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Disparity Notebook

Local disparity guru and paleontologist Randy Irmis (that’s Randall B. Irmis, Ph.D., if you go by his web page) recently posted a nice long list of recommended readings on the issue of disparity – what it is, how to calculate … Continue reading

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Summertime, open ignorance, and finishing the project

Hi, all. Thanks for your patience this spring. Sorry we’ve let things lie fallow for so long. Many thanks to everyone for keeping things ticking over while we were AWOL. Like Andy said in the last post, it’s time to … Continue reading

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Outlining the Paper

After all of this work and data accumulation, it’s probably just about time to do the darned analyses and write the darned paper. We’ve had quite a bit of discussion over the last year or so on what this might … Continue reading

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Relevant References for the ODP

In response to a recent query on this blog, ODPer Christian Foth contributed a list of papers potentially relevant to the ODP, specifically limb posture and evolution in ornithischian dinosaurs. It’s important to recognize work that others did before and … Continue reading

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