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Amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals - living and extinct

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.

August 4, 2013 — Darren Naish

21st Century Dinosaur Revolution

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.

July 28, 2013 — Darren Naish

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 in dinosaurs.

July 22, 2013 — Darren Naish

My famous duck-based rant

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).

July 18, 2013 — Darren Naish

What did giant extinct vampire bats eat?

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.

July 14, 2013 — Darren Naish

Photos of the Loch Ness Monster, revisited

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...).

July 10, 2013 — Darren Naish

Historical ornithology 101, a Tet Zoo Guide

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).

July 6, 2013 — Darren Naish

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