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What they re saying about The Great Dinosaur Discoveries

What they re saying about The Great Dinosaur Discoveries

Back in 2009 University of California Press (in the USA) and A & C Black (in the UK) published my The Great Dinosaur Discoveries (GDD from hereon), a lavishly illustrated volume that takes the reader through the history of dinosaur science [US edition shown here; UK edition shown below].

November 14, 2011 — Darren Naish
The noble tradition of military goats

The noble tradition of military goats

The use of animals in military ceremony and warfare has always interested me. On a trip to Cardiff (Wales) in 2010 I encountered the stuffed Qatar goat Billy of the Royal Welch Fusiliers.

November 11, 2011 — Darren Naish
Tet Zoo highlights 2006-2011, from a Tet Zoo superfan

Tet Zoo highlights 2006-2011, from a Tet Zoo superfan

As you read this, I’m away (at the annual Society of Vertebrate Paleontology meeting, in Las Vegas)*. As usual when I’m away, the plan is to have articles set to self-publish during my absence.

November 8, 2011 — Darren Naish
Of koalas and marsupial lions: the vombatiform radiation, part I

Of koalas and marsupial lions: the vombatiform radiation, part I

That recent article on tree-kangaroos really brought home to me just how little marsupial-themed information I’ve published here on Tet Zoo. This marsupial drought really isn’t deliberate, since I find marsupials among the most fascinating of mammals.

October 26, 2011 — Darren Naish
The `Tree-Kangaroos Come First' hypothesis

The `Tree-Kangaroos Come First' hypothesis

Top left: Common brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) (by wollombi, from wikipedia), a phalanger. Top right: Red kangaroo (Macropus rufus). Bottom: Goodfellow's tree-kangaroo (by Richard Ashurst).

October 17, 2011 — Darren Naish
The seemingly endless weirdosity of the Milu

The seemingly endless weirdosity of the Milu

Thanks to everyone who had a go at identifying the ‘mystery object’ I was recently photographed holding. Obviously, said object is an antler. So, well done if you got that bit right.

October 11, 2011 — Darren Naish
Identify the mystery object (please)

Identify the mystery object (please)

Dear readers: please try and identify the mystery object I’m holding (I’m the large object on the right, with the glasses). You only get points for being as specific as possible.

October 7, 2011 — Darren Naish

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Beyond XX and XY

Beyond XX and XY

Biology. Identity. Equality.