Play the game and see if you can identify the mammal shown here. The photo’s a bit rubbish, but that’s deliberate in order to make this more of a challenge.
Dinosaurs at SVPCA - no Mesozoic non-avialan theropods, thank you very much - and what about those marine reptiles?
The venue: the Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis. Yes, that's a Spitfire. In the previous article I penned various of my thoughts on the 59 th SVPCA (= Symposium on Vertebrate Palaeontology & Comparative Anatomy), this year held at Lyme Regis in Dorset.
Vertebrate palaeontology at Lyme Regis: of `All Yesterdays', the `Leathery Winged Revolution', and Planet Dinosaur
If you’ve been wondering, Tet Zoo isn’t dead (as you might guess by the fact that Tet Zoo ver 3 has slipped way down the ratings over at Nature Blog Network).
Guttural toads; photo by Petra Karstedt, from wikipedia. More toads! (for previous articles in the series – required reading if you’re really interested – see the links below).
I’ve written about cattle – living and fossil – at least a few times on Tet Zoo (see links below). What a fascinating and awesome assemblage of mammalian herbivores.
House crow (at left) by Priyanka Bansal; Tufted jay (at right) by Pete Morris. The word ‘crow’ typically conjures up an image of a reasonable large, typically black, typically unadorned passerine bird.
Don't worry about the small size of that cladogram; a larger version is included below. Western leopard toad photo by Serban Proches, Common European toad by Accipiter.
Composite image by Mike P. Taylor, showing camel neck skeleton in (at top) a non-extreme pose easily adopted in the live animal, (at middle) the pose frequently depicted in museum mounts, and (at bottom) the pose that results if you reconstruct 'neutral pose'.
It’s a sad fact of modern life that thousands of animals of all different kinds get killed on roads every year following collisions with motor vehicles.
Whatever noises it made, I bet they were scary. If you’ve been with Tet Zoo since the early days, you’ll have seen this image before – and, even if you haven’t seen it on Tet Zoo you might have seen it anyway, since everyone loves this model and it’s mentioned just about any time that entelodonts are.
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