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Amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals - living and extinct

STOP 'feeding' the ducks

STOP 'feeding' the ducks

Sorry for the silence here at Tet Zoo - Eotyrannus is keeping me busy, and no time for blog-writing. In desperation, I wanted to share this, originally posted on ver 2 in 2009.

January 20, 2012 — Darren Naish
Because giraffes are heartless creatures, and other musings

Because giraffes are heartless creatures, and other musings

Those of you who read the recent Tet Zoo article on The Second International Workshop on Sauropod Biology and Gigantism may have been wondering about the odd picture I showed in one of the slides of my talk.

January 16, 2012 — Darren Naish
The Second International Workshop on the Biology of Sauropod Dinosaurs (part II)

The Second International Workshop on the Biology of Sauropod Dinosaurs (part II)

An average day in the Mesozoic. This >definitely< happened! Illustration by Luis Rey. And the ornithodiran biology fest hasn’t stopped yet… I still need to finish up on the events of the sauropod biology workshop, the three-day meeting held in December 2011 at the University of Bonn, Germany.

January 9, 2012 — Darren Naish
Rigid Swimmer and the Cretaceous Ichthyosaur Revolution (part I)

Rigid Swimmer and the Cretaceous Ichthyosaur Revolution (part I)

You’re reading a blog. This almost guarantees the fact that you’re a staunch supporter, and fan, of open-access publishing. Many of us who publish technical research really do try to publish in open-access venues as often as possible.

January 3, 2012 — Darren Naish
In case you forget, softshell turtles are insanely weird

In case you forget, softshell turtles are insanely weird

I wanted to use this photo because it’s weird and interesting, not because I have anything particularly insightful to say about softshell turtles. The animal shown here is a Florida softshell Apalone ferox that I photographed in captivity earlier in 2011.

December 31, 2011 — Darren Naish
A Merry Tet Zoo Christmas

A Merry Tet Zoo Christmas

Demands of work and all that mean that I need to sign off for Christmas now, so no time to blog about sauropod biology, toads, tadpoles, Cretaceous crocodilians (Salisbury & Naish 2011), mutual sexual selection in ornithodirans (Hone et al .

December 22, 2011 — Darren Naish
All the whales of the world, ever (part II)

All the whales of the world, ever (part II)

Welcome to part II of the Tet Zoo cetacean clearing house. With stem-cetaceans (‘archaeocetes’) and mysticetes out of the way (go here for part I), we come to odontocetes.

December 8, 2011 — Darren Naish
All the whales of the world, ever (part I)

All the whales of the world, ever (part I)

Whole cetacean cladogram, from Geisler et al. (2011). Click to enlarge (preferably: download the paper - it's open access). It’s apparently a good idea in scientific blogging to produce ‘clearing house’ blog articles every now and again: that is, articles that include links to all of your other articles on a given subject.

December 6, 2011 — Darren Naish

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