Publish a weird new species of dinosaur. Sit back and let history run its course. It might be bad. It might not
Birds are dinosaurs. But some scientists argue that this just can’t be so because... because... well, it just can’t. What, specifically, are their arguments?
So, how many different tiger subspecies are there, 8? 7? 6? Err...... 2?
Is there one white rhino species, or two? And what, if anything, can we do about these intractable debates on lumping versus splitting?
Colchester Zoo, England--What is it like and what is there to see there and is it good? Let’s find out
The fourth TetZooCon—a convention devoted to the theme and content of the blog Tetrapod Zoology—just happened, and what a success it was...
Are the rumors true? Is an obscure British ichthyosaur, named in 1979 and all but forgotten, really back from the trash bin of synonymy? Well, let’s find out...
They jump, they’re variously very large and very small, and they have very weird feet...
At last, a weighty, comprehensive, beautifully illustrated volume on the amazing extinct mammals of South America’s geological past...
You know it as the secretary bird—as one of the most aberrant of raptors. Is it really that unusual compared with the rest of its clan? Yes. But also no...
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