Yet another post in my "draft blog post cleanup" series. Here is #21; from March 2010:
A very interesting paper came out recently from colleagues of mine at UC Davis: Rapid progress on the vertebrate tree of life. I did not know they were working on this but perhaps should have. It has some fun/interesting analysis of the accumulation of phylogenetic knowledge over time. For example see Figure 1
The rest of the paper is worth a look.
And alas I stopped there ... I think I wanted to get Brad Shaffer and Bob Thomson's comments on the paper but never got around to it. Two years later the paper still is worth a look ...