You'd think, given all their problems explaining the history of the horse species we know existed, that opponents of evolution would be loath to add another species to the clade. Not so! The scholars at Answers in Genesis want you to understand - with no uncertainty - that unicorns are real. Now it's our job to complete the taxon sampling required to solve this interesting phylogenetic puzzle. They concede that it may also have been a relative of the cows, so best to sample broadly. (Image cribbed from Weinstock et al. 2005. Evolution, systematics, and phylogeography of Pleistocene horses in the New World: a molecular perspective. PLoS 3:1373-1379)
Dechronization is authored by evolutionary biologists interested in the development and application of methods for estimating phylogeny and making phylogeny-based inferences. The goal of the blog is to provide a forum for discussion of the latest research and methods, while also providing anecdotes, tidbits of natural history, and other related information.