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Tetrapod Zoology

Tetrapod Zoology

Amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals - living and extinct

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
The Wealden Bible: English Wealden Fossils, 2011

The Wealden Bible: English Wealden Fossils, 2011

Finally, I have in my possession a copy of English Wealden Fossils , the massive, significant and long-awaited new volume published by the Palaeontological Association as part of its Field Guide to Fossils series (this is number 14 in the series).

December 2, 2011 — Darren Naish
Paul Brinkman s The Second Jurassic Dinosaur Rush

Paul Brinkman s The Second Jurassic Dinosaur Rush

Ok, in keeping with what I said in the previous article (the review of Gerhard Maier’s African Dinosaurs Unearthed ), here’s the second of those reviews on “outstanding new volumes ...

November 30, 2011 — Darren Naish

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