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The recognition of the group Archaea as a major branch of the tree of life (ToL) prompted a new view of the evolution of biodiversity. The genomic representation of archaeal biodiversity has since significantly increased. In addition, advances in phylogenetic modeling...

["Biodiversity","Computational Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5770
283 downloads
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Tip-dating, where fossils are included as dated terminal taxa in Bayesian dating inference, is an increasingly popular method. Data for these studies often come from morphological character matrices originally developed for non-dated, and usually parsimony, analyses....

["Computational Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4553
9 citations
678 downloads
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The evolution of complexly folded septa in ammonoids has long been a controversial topic. Explanations of the function of these folded septa can be divided into physiological and mechanical hypotheses with the mechanical functions tending to find widespread support....

["Computational Biology","Marine Biology","Paleontology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2434
3 citations
608 downloads
1,997 views

Cluster analysis is one of the most commonly used methods in palaeoecological studies, particularly in studies investigating biogeographic patterns. Although a number of different clustering methods are widely used, the approach and underlying assumptions of many...

["Biogeography","Computational Biology","Ecology","Mathematical Biology","Paleontology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1720
7 citations
705 downloads
4,337 views

Several skulls of the ornithischian dinosaur Lesothosaurus diagnosticus (Lower Jurassic, southern Africa) are known, but all are either incomplete, deformed, or incompletely prepared. This has hampered attempts to provide a comprehensive description of skull osteology...

["Computational Biology","Paleontology","Taxonomy","Anatomy and Physiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1494
10 citations
1,508 downloads
5,328 views

The investigation of form-function relationships requires a detailed understanding of anatomical systems. Here we document the 3-dimensional morphology of the cranial musculoskeletal anatomy in the Australian Laughing Kookaburra Dacelo novaeguineae, with a focus...

["Computational Biology","Paleontology","Zoology","Anatomy and Physiology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.355
19 citations
429 downloads
3,101 views

Finite element analysis (FEA) is a computational technique of growing popularity in the field of comparative biomechanics, and is an easily accessible platform for form-function analyses of biological structures. However, its rapid evolution in recent years from...

["Bioengineering","Computational Biology","Paleontology","Zoology","Anatomy and Physiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.204

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