Updating partially finished bats
E.g., "Castorocauda (order Docodonta), which lived in the mid Jurassic ..." -- Writtenonsand (talk) , 17 November 2007 (UTC) I'm not happy with this idea as it would increase the length and complexity of a long, complex article.
This article is within the scope of Wiki Project Palaeontology, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of palaeontology-related topics and create a standardized, informative, comprehensive and easy-to-use resource on Wikipedia.Epipubic bones also found in males, both with and without pouches.Very impressive article, folks - one of the best I've seen on Wikipedia in the last year or so. -- Writtenonsand (talk) , 17 November 2007 (UTC) "Multituberculates ...are a fine example of how evolution was "experimenting" in the Mesozoic." --- I suggest that we tweak this sentence, as IMHO even with the scare quotes on "experimenting" it tends to re-inforce the popular misconception that evolution is conscious or teleological rather than stochastic.This article is part of Wiki Project Evolutionary biology, an attempt at building a useful set of articles on evolutionary biology and its associated subfields such as population genetics, quantitative genetics, molecular evolution, phylogenetics, evolutionary developmental biology.It is distinct from the Wiki Project Tree of Life in that it attempts to cover patterns, process and theory rather than systematics and taxonomy).
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-- Writtenonsand (talk) , 17 November 2007 (UTC) I certainly don't want to encourage misconceptions that evolution is conscious or teleological.
But I couldn't think of an alternative phrasing which was not much longer, and the article is rather long already.
If you can think of an alternative that adds no more than a handful of words to the length, that would be good.
Philcha (talk) , 17 November 2007 (UTC) The section Expansion of ecological niches in the Mesozoic lists "mammaliforms and true mammals" -- I suggest that we add in a note on the relevent order for each item listed, in order to give readers a better sense of the taxonomic picture.