Michael P Taylor


Summary

I am a computer programmer by vocation, but started to study palaeontology in my spare time in 2000. I got my Ph.D from the University of Portsmouth in 2009, and I'm now an honorary research associate at the University of Bristol.

I work on the palaeobiology of sauropods -- the biggest and best of the dinosaurs -- with occasional forays into taxonomy and phylogenetic nomenclature.

I am an advocate of open access, and more generally of transforming our archaic academic publishing practices.

Animal Behavior Biodiversity Evolutionary Studies Paleontology Taxonomy

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September 21, 2017 - Version: 2
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September 13, 2016 - Version: 2
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October 6, 2015 - Version: 1
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September 7, 2015 - Version: 1
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December 6, 2014 - Version: 2
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July 11, 2014 - Version: 1
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27 Sep 2013

This will be tremendously more useful for most purposes if the BioNames pages link to their Wikipedia equivalents. (Yes, that's a comment on the project more than on the paper that...

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26 Jul 2014

Absolutely, definitively, unquestionably correct. It's hard to imagine a more pointless waste of researcher time than searching the numerous incompatible list of journal title abbr...

25 Nov 2014

Note to self: see what light Zammit et al. 2008, on plesiosaur neck flexibility, shines on sauropods. My thanks to Adam Stuart Smith for his blog-post http://plesiosauria.com/news/...

13 Jul 2015

This is a bit of a hobby-horse of mine, but ... Can you please revise the abstract so that it says what you discovered? "Results indicate that there was a significant relationsh...

07 Oct 2015

In [a comment on SV-POW!](http://svpow.com/2015/10/06/my-most-depressing-paper/#comment-131464), Oliver Demuth rightly reminds me that the neck of the diplodocine _Kaatedocus_ (Tsc...

07 Oct 2015

In a private email (which I have permission to quote), Matt Lamanna very helpfully reminds me of several other complete or near-complete necks. Read on ... -- **Date:** 7 Oct...