Paleonet: published data on hypothesized ancestor-descendant relationships

Lee Hsiang Liow l.h.liow at
Tue Apr 24 02:36:59 GMT 2012

Dear paleonetters,

I am looking for empirical data to support a simulation study I am 
doing. If you or your colleagues have published such data, please point 
me to the reference. I would like to include your data and cite your paper!

What I am looking for are: datasets where at least 15 
ancestor-descendant relationships are proposed for a given clade at the 
*species* level, where stratigraphic ranges of the same lineages are 
available, and where *estimated* time of branching of descendant 
lineages from the proposed ancestor were reported.

A good example of what I am seeking is data used in
Ezard, T. H. G., T. Aze, P. N. Pearson, and A. Purvis. 2011. Interplay 
between changing climate and species' ecology drives macroevolutionary 
dynamics. Science 332(6027):349-351.
which stems from
Aze, T., T. H. G. Ezard, A. Purvis, H. K. Coxall, D. R. M. Stewart, B. 
S. Wade, and P. N. Pearson. 2011. A phylogeny of Cenozoic macroperforate 
planktonic foraminifera from fossil data. Biological Reviews.

Thank you very much in advance. Please reply to this off list.

Lee Hsiang Liow

Lee Hsiang Liow, Ph.D
Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES)
Dept. of Biology,
University of Oslo
P.O. Box 1066 Blindern
0316 Oslo Norway
phone: +47 22855078
email: l.h.liow at

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