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Protoceratops © by John Conway, from All Yesterdays As someone fascinated by prehistoric life during my entire existence, my love for paleoart is experiencing something of a renaissance: I have children now. There's nothing more enchanting than reading
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The changing life appearance of dinosaurs

Anyone who knows anything about Mesozoic dinosaurs will be – or certainly should be – familiar with the fact that our view of
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The LonCon3 Speculative Biology event

I’ve just returned from LonCon3, the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention, held at the enormous ExCel Exhibition Centre
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Where did all these Phorusrhacos come from?

If, as I have, you’ve spent copious time wandering the British countryside, visiting amusement parks and visitor attractions that feature life-sized ‘prehistoric animals’, you’ll surely have seen all those Phorusrhacos* models. Look, here’s a little montage I made... * You might have seen the name Phorusrhacos written as Phororhacos (and Phorusrhacidae written as Phororhacidae). The former is the older, and thus correct,
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Plesiosaur Peril -- the lifestyles and behaviours of ancient marine reptiles

Between the later part of the Triassic and the very end of
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Happy 8th birthday Tetrapod Zoology: 2013 in review

It’s January 21st, meaning that, once again, a year has passed and that much-loved internet phenomenon known at Tetrapod Zoology is fully one year older. Eight years of Tet Zoo… it seems incredible that I’ve been doing this for nearly a decade now. In fact, that’s scary. As is tradition, my aim here is simply to take an over-long, meandering
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The Cryptozoologicon (Volume I): here, at last

My newest book – Cryptozoologicon Volume I, co-authored with John Conway and C. M. "Memo" Kosemen – is now available (alternatively, it can be ordered here from amazon) (Conway et al. 2013) [an ebook version is
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All Your Yesterdays, our new book

Last year, John ConwayMemo Kosemen and myself published All Yesterdays (it also features skeletal reconstructions by the brilliant Scott Hartman), a book that focused specifically on the more speculative aspects
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The Big 200 at Tet Zoo

It’s time to crack open the champagne and hit the town because Tet Zoo ver 3 just hit the ‘200 article’ mark: specifically, Because caecilians are important was # 200. That caecilians piece was a republished section of a longer article originally published on
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Tales from the Cryptozoologicon: the Yeti

Hot on the heels of our highly successful and much-praised All Yesterdays: Unique and Speculative Views of Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Animals [BUY IT HERE], John Conway, C. M. “Memo” Kosemen and yours truly are putting together our second collaborative
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It’s hot and sunny, so birds lie down and sunbathe

It’s hot and sunny here in the UK right now, and elsewhere in the world too, I’m sure. In celebration of the current conditions, I figure now is a good time to recycle a Tet Zoo ver 3 article that’s already two years old: my brief review of sunbathing postures
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Tet Zoo Bookshelf: van Grouw’s Unfeathered Bird, Bodio’s Eternity of Eagles, Witton’s Pterosaurs, Van Duzer’s Sea Monsters on Medieval and Renaissance Maps!

I feel guilty about the fact that I haven’t been able to keep up with book reviews lately. It typically takes me – literally – months to years to read a book and then write a substantive review, and pressures of work, domestic life, research and other commitments make it
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Brilliant Brazilian spinosaurids

You liked the photo of the brilliant Angaturama skeletal mount, right? Photographed at the Museu Nacional, Rio de Janeiro, the mount shows Angaturama limai - a spinosaurine spinosaurid - carrying the skeleton of an anhanguerid pterosaur. Here are some more views of the same display... The behavioural interaction you see here
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Scenes from the Lyme Regis Fossil Festival

Over the last few days, I and my friends and colleagues from the University of Southampton's vertebrate palaeontology research group visited Lyme Regis for the 2013 Fossil Festival, a big, fun event attended by 1000s of people and by most palaeontologically- and geologically-oriented people
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Tetrapod Zoology enters its 8th year of operation

It’s January 21st, meaning that Tetrapod
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All Yesterdays: the talks!

The three talks given at the All Yesterdays launch earlier this month are now viewable online. I've been having trouble getting them viewable here at Tet Zoo: here's mine (with a link to the youtube appearance below)... All Yesterdays Book Launch Talk - Darren Naish For John's go here; for Memo's go here. I
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All Yesterdays: Unique and Speculative Views of Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Animals - the book and the launch event

My latest book, All Yesterdays, is now out (Irregular Books, 2012; details below). Subtitled Unique and Speculative Views of Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Animals, the book – available both as an e-book and as a hard-copy, actual book book – was co-authored by John Conway, C. M. Kosemen (aka Memo)
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All Yesterdays... today!

Today see the launch of All Yesterdays, and lately I've mostly been busy with preparation for this event. If you're London-based and thinking of attending, you need to book here. More news about how it all went, and about the book itself, in a few days. Until then, below find a few slides from my presentation to see where
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The All Yesterdays Launch Event

Some of you will know already that John Conway, C. M. Kosemen and myself recently completed writing and illustrating our new book All Yesterdays, due out in early December (both in hardcopy, and as an e-book for Kindle, iBookstore, Nook, and Google Play). Skeletal reconstructions by the excellent Scott Hartman of
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The Great Dinosaur Art Event of 2012

People have always wanted to know what extinct animals might have looked like when alive. Combine the science of anatomical and palaeoenvironmental reconstruction with the liberal amount of speculation involved in the imagining of animal soft tissues, behaviour and lifestyle, and you have the vibrant and ever popular field known
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Dinosauroids revisited, revisited

Regular readers of Tet Zoo - especially those who have been following things since ver 1 of 2006 - will recognise hypothetical ‘smart dinosaurs’ as a sort of Tet Zoo meme that have been visited again, again, and again. Much has happened since things started in 2006, and in fact I’ve since
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100 articles at Tet Zoo ver 3

Welcome to article # 100. I’m somewhat interested in the fact that I’ve generated 100 articles here at SciAm since going live on July 5th 2011 – that is, about a year ago. I don’t want to do any sort of “let’s review the previous 100 articles”-style article, since that sort of thing gets reserved for blogiversaries, and nor do
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Tet Zoo ver 3, (part of) the story so far

Tet Zoo ver 3 - the Sci Am incarnation of this august and influential institution - has now been going for about 10 months, and a moderately respectable 78 articles have appeared on the blog so
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Dinosaurs at SVPCA – no Mesozoic non-avialan theropods, thank you very much – and what about those marine reptiles?

In the previous article I penned various of my thoughts on the 59th SVPCA (= Symposium on Vertebrate Palaeontology & Comparative Anatomy), this year
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Vertebrate palaeontology at Lyme Regis: of 'All Yesterdays', the 'Leathery Winged Revolution', and Planet Dinosaur

If you’ve been wondering, Tet Zoo isn’t dead (as you might guess by the fact that Tet Zoo ver 3 has slipped way down the ratings over at Nature Blog Network). It’s just that I’ve been away, this time at

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