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Tetrapod Zoology

Tetrapod Zoology

Amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals - living and extinct

In pursuit of Romanian frogs (part III: brown frogs)

An Agile frog Rana dalmatina, encountered in damp woodland at Râpa Rosie, Romania. Note the pointed snout and the extremely long, slender hindlimbs. Time to look at more of the frogs I encountered in Romania.

August 4, 2011 — Darren Naish

Sunbathing birds

Sunbathing passerines. Top to bottom: Greater necklacked laughingthrush, Snowy-crowned robin-chat, and Superb starling. Starling photo by Michael O’Sullivan.

August 1, 2011 — Darren Naish

Dryosaurids 101

Dryosaurus, here pursued by the theropod Ceratosaurus. From wikipedia. For no particular reason, I decided today to tweak text that originally appeared in the 2001 book Dinosaurs of the Isle of Wight (Naish & Martill 2001) .

July 27, 2011 — Darren Naish

In pursuit of Romanian frogs (part I: Bombina)

A fairly dark Yellow-bellied toad. I recently spent a bit of time in Romania, working with colleagues in an effort to find new Cretaceous reptile fossils.

July 16, 2011 — Darren Naish

You have your giant fossil rabbit neck all wrong

Among the most intriguing of recently described fossil mammals has to be the Minorcan giant rabbit Nuralagus rex , published recently in Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology (Quintana et al .

July 11, 2011 — Darren Naish

Welcome to Tetrapod Zoology ver 3

Hmm, how on earth do I start this article? How about... hello and welcome, new readers, to Tetrapod Zoology, a blog devoted to the diversity, biology, evolution and ecology of the tetrapods, the neatest animals of them all.

July 5, 2011 — Darren Naish

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