Editor rating: 7 / 10Kenneth De Baets –– The authors describe new semi-aquatic pondweed bugs and a potential mechanism for their absence in other equally old deposits. The also highlight the use of infrared microscopy as promising technique to study of poorly visible organisms preserved in amber. It would therefore be of interest to entomologist, evolutionary biologist and paleontologist alike.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Robert Druzinsky –– This is a new approach to a long-standing problem in the biomechanics of rodent feeding.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Carlo Ennio Pucillo –– it is of interest to the people that work on the specific topic,
Editor rating: 7 / 10Richard Bateman –– Some moderately interesting fossil seeds have received mixed-technology, interdisciplinary attention from a range of authors who together are the bees knees of fossil seed-plant studies. They have brought a wealth of expertise to the paper, which during revision has gained greater accuracy and relevance.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Claudia Marsicano –– The accurate description, comparissons and discussion, make this work and important addition to the acknowledge of the form, funtion, and homology of palatal denticular plates that have been described in several groups of temnospondyls but also other groups of basal tetrapods. Thus, making this particular contribution interesting for a broader scientific community interested in early tetrapod evolution.
Editor rating: 7 / 10John Measey –– Very few studies exist and this is a well designed study that should be well cited.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Jean-Lou Justine –– The paper provides new information about accurate identification of a series of invasive carnivorous snails. It is thus of interest to both mollusk taxonomists and researchers involved in the protection of environment.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Keith Crandall –– This paper effectively demonstrates the utility of designing clade specific markers from hybrid-enrichment compared to more global approaches and provides custom scripts to analyze transcriptome and whole genome data to identify such markers.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Zemin Ning –– The paper has some new ideas and people who are working in the same area should be interested.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Tomas Hrbek –– Lays out and implements an ABC framework for testing demographic changes.
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