Error in Estimation of Rate and Time Inferred from the Early Amniote Fossil Record and Avian Molecular Clocks

@article{Tuinen2004ErrorIE,
  title={Error in Estimation of Rate and Time Inferred from the Early Amniote Fossil Record and Avian Molecular Clocks},
  author={Marcel van Tuinen and Elizabeth A. Hadly},
  journal={Journal of Molecular Evolution},
  year={2004},
  volume={59},
  pages={267-276}
}
The best reconstructions of the history of life will use both molecular time estimates and fossil data. Errors in molecular rate estimation typically are unaccounted for and no attempts have been made to quantify this uncertainty comprehensively. Here, focus is primarily on fossil calibration error because this error is least well understood and nearly universally disregarded. Our quantification of errors in the synapsid–diapsid calibration illustrates that although some error can derive from… Expand

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