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.
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.
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.
A selection of crested non-avialan theropod and ornithischian dinosaurs. Diagrams by Dave Hone. Why were elaborate cranial ornaments so diverse and so widespread in pterosaurs and Mesozoic dinosaurs?
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.
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.
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 .
Diplodocid sauropods, artwork by Mark Witton. Sauropod dinosaurs are – in my somewhat biased opinion – among the most fascinating tetrapods that ever evolved.
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.
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.
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