Revisionary thoughts of an ecologist

Raf Aerts, forest ecologist, discloses news of his latest academic publishing triumph/frustration (thanks to investigator Bob O’Hara for bringing this to our attention.): “I’ve just spotted a Revisosaurus major on one of my manuscripts, even though the field characteristics were very close to those of a Rejectosaurus resubmittens (see Fig. 1, blue line).”

Fig. 1. The evolutionary tree of rejectosaurs and acceptosaurs, showing that Rejectosaurus resubmittens is not an acceptosaur, but a dead-end offshoot of the line leading to true rejectosaurs. [Original graphic Randall Irmis / Andrew Lee / Nick Pyenson]