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Tetrapod Zoology

Ostrich dinosaurs invade Europe! Or do they?

Hastily 'updated' version of a Wessex Formation scene, now with ornithomimosaurs! 'Angloposeidon' in the background, Eotyrannus (with an Ornithodesmus) on a buttress root. Image by Darren Naish.

Regular readers of Tet Zoo might know that I’ve published extensively on the theropod dinosaurs of a famous and much-studied Lower Cretaceous rock unit known as the Wealden Supergroup. Wealden rocks range in age from Berriasian to Aptian (that is, they were deposited between about 145 and 120 million years ago) and are most famous [...]

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Tetrapod Zoology

In pursuit of Early Cretaceous crocodyliforms in southern England: ode to Goniopholididae

Regular readers of Tet Zoo might know that much of my specialised technical research centers around the dinosaurs, pterosaurs and other fossil reptiles of the Wealden Supergroup. What is the Wealden Supergroup? It’s the name given to a series of mudstones, siltstones and sandstones, deposited across the floodplains, lagoons and estuaries of south-eastern England during [...]

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Tetrapod Zoology

The Wealden Bible: English Wealden Fossils, 2011

Finally, I have in my possession a copy of English Wealden Fossils, the massive, significant and long-awaited new volume published by the Palaeontological Association as part of its Field Guide to Fossils series (this is number 14 in the series). The volume is edited by David Batten and consists of 35 chapters on all aspects [...]

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