The Bactra Review The Comparative
Method in Evolutionary Biology
Pagel has recently published a nice review of these, with extensive references
and applications: ``Inferring the Historical Patterns of Biological
Evolution,'' Nature 401 (1999): 877--884.
Unfortunately, he consistently conflates likelihoods with inverse probabilities
throughout this article. This is very odd, not least because likelihoods are
correctly interpreted in The Comparative Method.