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.
Once again, I have squamate guilt. For a while now I’ve been planning to discuss the lacertid lizard fauna of Europe (or, the European Field Guide Region, or Western Palaearctic, or whatever).
Spanish psammodromus (Psammodromus hispanicus), image by Benny Trapp, licensed under licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.
A recent tour of the Natural History Museum (London) bookshop reminded me that my 2009 book, The Great Dinosaur Discoveries (A & C Black in the UK, University of California Press in the USA), is still on sale and in demand.
Put simply: I have to blog about Pacific Rim.
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 in dinosaurs.
Back in February 2001, noted ornithischiphile Pete Buchholz accused ducks of being boring. How dare he. I could only respond... Portrait of a domestic Muscovy duck (Cairina moschata).
Macrauchenia having a really bad day in the Pleistocene. This scene >>is a parody and almost certainly never happened<<. Tet Zoo dollars to whomever recognises the obvious derivation.
Some of the 'great' Nessie photos. From left to right: the 'Surgeon's photo' of 1934, the 'Loch Ness Muppet' image of 1977, and the George Edwards image of 2012 (or thereabouts...).
Images by Emily Willoughby (top left), Matthew Martyniuk (bottom left), and John Conway (at right). Several of the diagrams here are from my review of bird diversity and evolution (Naish 2012).
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