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Tetrapod Zoology

Amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals - living and extinct

The ‘ghosts’ of extinct birds in modern ecosystems

The ‘ghosts’ of extinct birds in modern ecosystems

It needs to be better appreciated that the vast majority of modern ecosystems and communities are broken or, at least, very much incomplete compared to the situation present within very recent geological history: they lack an often significant number of key component species including some, many or all of the so-called keystone species.

December 13, 2013 — Darren Naish
The remarkable life appearance of the Woolly rhino

The remarkable life appearance of the Woolly rhino

One of the Pleistocene mammals depicted without fail in popular books – encyclopedias of prehistoric life and the like – is the Woolly rhinoceros Coelodonta antiquitatis (the species name is written antiquus in many sources).

November 9, 2013 — Darren Naish
Coelophysoid theropods 101

Coelophysoid theropods 101

Due to the usual frustrating inability of being unable to finish any of the in-prep Tet Zoo articles (and… I’ve been away), I give you the following short article.

November 5, 2013 — Darren Naish
A tongue-wrestling interlude, from the azhdarchids

A tongue-wrestling interlude, from the azhdarchids

I’d like to talk to you about the recently announced ‘Yeti DNA’ discovery just featured on British television; I’d like to talk to you about tail feathers in Cretaceous maniraptoran dinosaurs (O’Connor et al.

October 22, 2013 — Darren Naish

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