Here Be Dragons: Using Dragons as Models for Phylogenetic Analysis

@article{Cruz2017HereBD,
  title={Here Be Dragons: Using Dragons as Models for Phylogenetic Analysis},
  author={Ronald Allan L Cruz},
  journal={The American Biology Teacher},
  year={2017},
  volume={79},
  pages={544 - 551}
}
Abstract Dragons are a staple of fantasy literature, and various aspects of the creatures (most notably their anatomy) have been explored scientifically across different forms of media. Their distinct anatomical characteristics and the variations therein among the recognized “species” of dragons make the taxa appropriate models for basic phylogenetic analysis in an undergraduate general biology or systematics class. The wyvern, an obviously more primitive, distant cousin of the “true” dragons… 
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