Editor rating: 6 / 10William Amos –– there is increasing interest in measuring 'evolution', so the ability to use phylogenies to estimate speciation rates is of considerable utility. However, the methods are non-trivial and this paper does a good job of assessing which methods work best and under what circumstances.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Kenneth De Baets –– The authors describe new finds of a widespread trace fossil and manage to use it to constrain the anatomy of its producer. It will therefore be relevant for ichnologist, (paleo)biologists and (paleo)ecologists.
Editor rating: 6 / 10Joseph Gillespie –– New info on old stoneflies!!!
Editor rating: 7 / 10Graciela Piñeiro –– This is an important contribution to the dinosaur reproductive behavior, and offers a pormenorized study of the evidence to suggest the presence of a cuticle-like layer in oviraptorid and alvarezsaurid dinosaur eggs.
Editor rating: 6 / 10Hans-Dieter Sues –– Description of previously poorly studied material of Late Cretaceous ceratopsids and assessment of cranial variability in this clade.
Editor rating: 6 / 10Erik Seiffert –– This paper presents novel osteohistological data from fossil species that are critically important for our understanding of the evolution of mammalian physiology and anatomy.
Editor rating: 6 / 10Mark Young –– While this is a fragmentary fossil specimen, it is important as the fossil record of pygmy right whales is poorly known (and thus their evolutionary history is poorly known).
Editor rating: 7 / 10Hans-Dieter Sues –– Important study on troodontid cranial structure.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Mark Young –– Gorgonopsians are an unstudied clade, which this paper helps to begin to rectify.
Editor rating: 6 / 10J. Thewissen –– New method that is applicable to multiple animal groups.
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