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Tetrapod Zoology

Amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals - living and extinct

20-chromosome toads

More toads! (for previous articles in the series – required reading if you’re really interested – see the links below). In the previous article I introduced the idea that a large number of (mostly) poorly known African toads might be close relatives: they generally group together in cladograms, and – even when they don’t – they occupy the same general ‘section’ of the cladogram...

September 12, 2011 — Darren Naish

Frankly, cattle are awesome

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.

September 8, 2011 — Darren Naish

Obscure, extravagant tropical crows

The word ‘crow’ typically conjures up an image of a reasonable large, typically black, typically unadorned passerine bird. Crows of this kind occur just about worldwide with the exception of South America and Antarctica – they’re very successful birds...

September 3, 2011 — Darren Naish

Inside Nature's Giants... series 3! Camel!!

Regular readers will know that I’m a huge fan of the Windfall Films TV series Inside Nature’s Giants (broadcast on Channel 4 here in the UK, and known as Raw Anatomy in the US).

August 30, 2011 — Darren Naish

Dead animals at the roadside

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.

August 29, 2011 — Darren Naish

Those giant killer pigs from hell aren't pigs

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...

August 25, 2011 — Darren Naish

A day at London's Grant Museum of Zoology

Some weeks months ago – my god, it was back in early May – John Conway and I made a special trip to London’s Grant Museum of Zoology. The Grant is a teaching college, part of University College London, and home to about 67000 zoological specimens...

August 17, 2011 — Darren Naish

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