Reply To: Dean et al. (2017) Preservational Bias Controls the Fossil Record of Pterosaurs

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Sadie Mills
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In the paper’s conclusion, the authors note that “The fossil record of pterosaurs is strongly and pervasively affected by Lagerst√§tten deposits and heterogeneous sampling, which consequently drives both observed pterosaur taxic diversity and completeness through time.” What are heterogeneous sampling techniques like within paleontology? Why do paleontologists use heterogeneous sampling strategies? Any ideas:¬† @vperez @mackenzie-smith @llundgren?