Having finished writing my thesis, I've been finding some weird ways to keep myself busy, and I spent all of yesterday putting together a genealogy of metoposaurid taxonomy over the years! This isn't really a blog post, but I may do a couple more of these in the next couple weeks on things that actually on groups that are related to my dissertation. Metoposaurid taxonomy is very complicated, and there's also this prevalence of subspecies concepts being used for them, so my goal was to make a visual that could be a useful guide for people who don't have it all memorized in their head like me!
The full version is above, but as you can probably tell, you can't read anything because the entire image is 1.5 meters long (no typo) even though I'm using a pretty small font size. I think my website builder downsamples images when it uploads them, so you can find the full version here! This is still a WIP (and hypothetically I might use it myself for something at one point), so please do not use this without asking me first!
This is the right half of the diagram, which is maybe marginally more readable than the full version (and also the way less complicated side of the diagram).
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A blog on all things temnospondyl written by someone who spends too much time thinking about them. Covers all aspects of temnospondyl paleobiology and ongoing research (not just mine).