Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The most open dinosaurs you've ever seen!

Ye happy few (band of brothers, etc.):


Mike Taylor, Matt Wedel, and Andrew Farke have put together a project whose sheer scope and most importantly accessibility is absolutely remarkable. The basic idea is to create a massive database of Ornithischian bone measurements for various lines of research (both their own, and in the future, anyone who can use them!), starting out with an in depth statistical look into the development of quadrupedalism within the Ornithischia (when it was done, what strategies were used, which groups utilized these morphologic changes sooner in their development... all sorts of possible questions can be answered). And most importantly, anyone can contribute (and potentially be listed amongst the authors)--to find out more, visit their website!


Hope you're as thrilled about this as I am!