Monthly Archives: April 2012

Mammal Monday 20: I’s got hooves!

Marwell Zoo has a wide range of ungulates. A while ago someone asked for more ungulates. I’ve previously shown some photos of their giraffes, here’s a few more African species. African Forest buffalo (Syncerus caffer nanus), as Dave Hone pointed … Continue reading

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Marwell zoo rook pr0n

still too busy for anything proper here, thus simply a number of nice extant theropod photos taken at the Marwell zoo: Rook pr0n. Rooks are a species of the genus Corvus, and exhibit a range of interesting behaviors (see e.g. … Continue reading

Posted in Aves, Dinopics, Dinosauria, Theropoda, Zoos | 2 Comments

RBINS: the rest

Previously, I showed you an overview and a look at the inguanodons in the RBINS, as well as some photogrammetry play on their T. rex mount, and some of their other dinosaur. Oh yeah, and the whales. Today, I just … Continue reading

Posted in Archosauria (non-dino), Dinopics, Dinosauria, lower vertebrates, RBINS | 4 Comments

Mammal Monday 19: Mom’s advice for the stiff-necked

Today’s Mammal Monday is especially for Darren Naish of TetZoo, the “best ever spot on the web of all times” (he says). ‘If you really want to eat something but hay, you’ll have to learn the bend that stiff neck … Continue reading

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Marcus Clauss explains Codron et al. 2012: Ontogenetic niche shifts in dinosaurs influenced size, diversity and extinction in terrestrial vertebrates

This is a guest post by Marcus Clauss of the Clinic for Zoo Animals, Exotic Pets and Wildlife of the University of Zurich, Switzerland. Marcus is a member of and leading voice in the Research Unit 533 ‘Sauropod Biology’ of … Continue reading

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18 hours of sauropods – yay!

I’m currently in Bonn, at the 17th meeting of the Sauropod Research Group (FOR 533). That means sauropod talks and chat all Saturday, and half of Sunday. Heaven :) For the occasion I’ll now simply post some sauropod pictures. The … Continue reading

Posted in Dinopics, Dinosauria, MfN Berlin, Sauropoda, Sauropodomorpha | 3 Comments

Palaeontology of SW Germany 2.1: what rocks are there to find stuff in?

As I explained last time, there are really only Triassic and Jurassic rocks available for fossil hunting around Stuttgart. There is a tiny smattering of Permian Zechstein to be found in a few places, and there are a few Late … Continue reading

Posted in lower vertebrates, SMNS, spineless stuff (invertebrates) | 2 Comments