Editor rating: 7 / 10Jérémy Anquetin –– This work provides a thorough description of an important specimen and also includes a detailed discussion of the phylogeny of the group.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Andrew Farke –– Description of new taxon in great detail with comprehensive figures.
Editor rating: 9 / 10Graciela Piñeiro –– This manuscript is an important contribution to the knowledge of the almost unknown Siberian Neogene herpetofauna. It deals not solely with detailed anatomical descriptions and taxonomic identification of the specimens, but provides interesting paleobiogeographic hypotheses concerning the origin and dispersion of the taxa, including newly paleoclimatic and paleoenvironmental aspects spanning mostly the Oligocene to Pliocene periods. Studied environmental parameters include precipitation rates in the Miocene which are compared to current rainfall values for the region.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Philip Cox –– Because, although the focus of the article is one particular bone in one species of mammal, the results have implications for understanding the biomechanics of bones much more widely.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Jérémy Anquetin –– Nothing really new, but an important methodological contribution all the same
Editor rating: 8 / 10Lesley Rogers –– This paper on snakes relates dentition asymmetry to asymmetry of the prey eaten.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Kenneth De Baets –– Present new data on insect herbivore - plant interaction in southern latitudes and their potential relationship with changes in environmental parameters (e.g., climate).
Editor rating: 7 / 10Tomas Hrbek –– A very thorough study on a highly unusual group of geckos.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Richard Cowling –– The paper represents a comprehensive inventory in a remote area vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. It will form the basis for a monitoring programme that will likely reveal important trends in biotic change.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Kenneth De Baets –– Despite the high importance and diversity of modern zooplankton, still comparatively little is known about plankton in the distant of the geological past. The authors report some of the oldest known fossil "clawed lobster" larvae. Mostly their presence is mostly inferred based on the phylogeny and fossil record of adult stages.
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