Palaeoart memes are important and pervasive—what are they, and what do they mean for the popularization of palaeontology?
You think you have a new species. Can you name it from photos alone?
It is January 21st, and that makes it Tet Zoo’s birthday
Sirens—long-bodied, aquatic salamanders—are weird. But are they really so weird that they might not be salamanders at all? It's a radical idea that has at least been considered
The story behind one of Europe's most familiar columbiforms...
The modern-day corpse of a human-like hominid, preserved in a block of ice, encountered by researchers in the 1960s, you say? Surely the zoological discovery of the century!
It is that time of year once more...
Nonstandard Ideas in Amphibian Evolution, Part 2: Salamanders and Caecilians Evolved Independently of all other tetrapods
Might it be that salamanders (and caecilians) are not close kin of frogs, that they evolved wholly independently of all other tetrapods?
Have the animals we call frogs actually evolved separately—from distinct ancestors—on two or three separate occasions? Err, no, but let's see what people have said about this sort of thing anyway...
Frogs and toads—anurans—have profoundly modified skeletons and are among the most atypical of tetrapods...
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