I think I make a pretty convincing Zuul, you can hardly tell the difference! Are you ready to rumble?!??? Dino Fight Club kicks off @ROMtoronto! pic.twitter.com/u4EuMyInl1 — David Evans (@DavidEvans_ROM) January 30, 2019 After a couple of months of blogging hiatus as I’ve been getting settled into my new job at the Royal BC Museum, … Continue reading Ok, who brought the dog?
Just shy of 2 years ago I wrote a post about the gender breakdown of speakers in the dinosaur sessions at the SVP annual meeting. In 2016, out of the 28 dinosaur talks that I considered, only 2 were presented by women. How did we fare this year in Albuquerque? (I’m going to break up … Continue reading Your Project is Good Enough for a Talk: Green Chile Edition
It’s time to catch up on another set of fieldwork photos! This summer I spent the bulk of my fieldwork time traveling around Montana. Let’s see where I wound up! I started out in the Hell Creek Formation in Garfield County, near Jordan, as part of the ROM’s new Hell Creek Project. Danielle Dufault found … Continue reading Shindigging around Montana
Welcome back friends as I continue to catch up on the last few months of goings-on. It’s been a busy time here at Chez Ankylosaur! Exciting things are afoot – last week I handed in the first draft of my first book (coauthored with David Evans)! Provided all goes well, expect to see our new … Continue reading Inside Scolosaurus
The last two months could safely be called the Spring of Travel, with me hopping on an airplane to somewhere new almost every other week it seems. It’s time to start catching up on some of this fun travel before any MORE happens, so let’s take a trip out west to Grande Prairie, Alberta! My … Continue reading A Palace for Pachyrhinosaurus
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
Work’s been busy and posting’s been light around here while my head is down in a bunch of research projects, developing a Zuul exhibit and writing a Zuul book! But then I took a vacation last week with my husband and my parents and my sister and my brother-in-law, and we went to Disney World … Continue reading DinoLand USA
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?
It’s a ROM invasion of Cleveland! Cary Woodruff, Danielle Dufault and I ventured over to the Cleveland Museum of Natural History a few weeks ago to talk dinosaurs at Dinofest, a one-day celebration of all things dinosaur! I’d last been to the CMNH for the SVP meeting there in 2008. It was wonderful to get … Continue reading Slam Dunk
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