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@larcilah @HideInamine @TigrerosNatasha @slaubrie @kdhecology @bolkerb Sounds good! Looks like implementation is easy (just add another random effect and use poisson family), and here's a recent paper talking about the usefulness and limitations of this approach:

Observation Level Random Effects in Overdipsersed Binomial Mixed Models via @thePeerJ

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Untangling the Spider Tree of Life via @thePeerJ

@Toastcat4618 Ha! Actually, the latest research on this via @thePeerJ shows that Brontosaurus is probably still a valid name! :)

Archosauromorph phylogeny vía @thePeerJ

Science Magazine: "Untangling spider biology"

Science Magazine: "Ground hunting led to spider explosion"

GenomeWeb: "Team Tweaks Spider Phylogeny With Genomic, Transcriptomic Data"

Listed as one of the top 5 Dinosaur Highlights of 2015

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New York Times: A Prehistoric Giant Is Revived, if Only in Name

Brian Switek in the Smithsonian - Back to Brontosaurus? The Dinosaur Might Deserve Its Own Genus After All

Brontosaurus deserves its name, after all

Beloved Brontosaurus makes a comeback

io9 - Brontosaurus Should Be Reinstated As A Distinct Dinosaur, Say Scientists