Bite Like a Theropod

As several of my colleagues have gleefully remarked this week, I’ve officially turned to the dark side a published some research on theropods, and theropod FEEDING at that, thus making me a Real Palaeontologist™ after more than a decade at this. Anyway, read on for some non-ankylosaury research, if you dare! My very good friend … Continue reading Bite Like a Theropod

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Where did all the tail clubs go?

Today is a New Paper Day! This time, we’re talking about the evolution of tail weapons! (Two Ankylosaurus duke it out with their tail clubs. (c) Jack Mayer Wood, used with permission) Readers of this blog will not be surprised to know that I find ankylosaur tail clubs quite interesting. I’ve been lucky to get … Continue reading Where did all the tail clubs go?

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The Skeleton in Silhouette

Fans of the Biodiversity Heritage Library and their amazing work making valuable old zoological manuscripts freely available online might have seen that they now have an absolutely exception Flickr site. It’s got thousands of beautiful old zoological and botanical illustrations and is an absolute joy to browse through. I came across this book, Die vergleichende … Continue reading The Skeleton in Silhouette

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So you think you know Ankylosaurus

It’s a New Paper Day today! Go check it out at the new open access journal FACETS! An alternate title I kicked around for this paper was “Victoria thinks about Ankylosaurus for a while: What does she know? Does she know things?? Let’s find out!”, because in the end this represents lots of little odds … Continue reading So you think you know Ankylosaurus

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Science Literacy Week 2017: Stretching Imaginations

I wanted to end this science literacy week book series on a bit of a different note. I’ve covered some amazing books about how to do good science, what it’s like to be a scientist, and some compelling real life science stories. But I’d be remiss in not acknowledging a huge source of science inspiration … Continue reading Science Literacy Week 2017: Stretching Imaginations

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