(Fig. 1) interest in the origin and evolution of bats blog post (September 21, 2011) far exceeds that of any other subject here at PterosaurHeresies.Wordpress.com. Every day of every week this single page has several to ten times the views of any other page. Curious about the numbers, I finally looked up the viewing history of this blogpost:
Bats origins are fascinating
and in need of more precise data and hypotheses. I hope the present data spurs further discovery in this small corner of the reptile family tree. Parts 2 and 3 of this subject were posted here and here.
Phylogenetic (trait-based) analysis
is a powerful tool that can answer our most baffling traditional enigmas. In many cases this tool is only a blunt instrument, but as more pertinent taxa are added, it becomes a finer and sharper needle and scalpel.
No matter what you like to read about here at PH
thank you for your continued interest.