Image by Keiko Sekiguchi, from Abe et al. (2012). Neat observations are published on animals all the time. Many are relatively mundane, or are additional records of things we already know about.
A Smyth's water snake (Grayia smythii), photographed in the Congo. Image courtesy Kate Jackson. I really like finding out about, and writing about, obscure tetrapods.
More stuff from 2011: pregnant plesiosaurs, gekkotans, books, crocodyliforms. Welcome to part II of my ‘review of the year’/Happy 6 th Birthday Tet Zoo stuff.
Montage of assorted things from the previous year of blogging. Passerine phylogeny, flightless ibises, ophthalmosaurid ichthyosaurs, books. Click to enlarge.
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.
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