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How bad images rob science (and good ones don’t)


Paleontologists: honk if this has happened to you. A one-of-a-kind fossil is discovered in “Eastern Mozamberia.” Rumors fly at conferences about its importance and everyone eagerly awaits the publication that will introduce it to the world. Years pass. Still waiting. The scientist who is sitting on the data is notoriously tight-lipped and won’t let anyone [...]

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Tetrapod Zoology

You have your giant fossil rabbit neck all wrong

Among the most intriguing of recently described fossil mammals has to be the Minorcan giant rabbit Nuralagus rex, published recently in Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology (Quintana et al. 2011). It’s a very neat discovery, whether you’re interested in lagomorph diversity or not. As usual, the one thing that everyone has been interested in is the [...]

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