Monthly Archives: November 2012

Palaeontology of SW Germany 2.2: Keuper

Previously, I gave a quick overview of the Buntsandstein and Muschelkalk in SW Germany, now we finally make it into the Keuper. Archosaur time! Luckily, SW Germany went dry again after the Middle Triassic, and the lowermost part of the … Continue reading

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Theropod Thursday 36: ooh-hu, uh-Hu

Obviously, I took my new camera along when I went to the Tierpark Friedrichsfelde in Berlin a few days ago. The weather was not too good, rainy with dark cloud cover, and I would have preferred the Zoo Berlin, which … Continue reading

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

new camera

As some have already noted I recently bought a new camera. No, sadly not for me, but for my work project. Thus I can use it for all research-related issues, but for my private stuff it will still be my … Continue reading

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All but one – Archaeopteryx from the MfN special exhibit UPDATED

The article previously published here has led to misunderstandings; some saw it as sharp criticism of the MfN. In fact, the issue was not even central to the article. If anything, I wanted to laud the MfN for making the … Continue reading

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Mystery photo 4 resolved, and more stuffed birds

Yesterday, it didn’t take very long for someone to solve Mystery Photo 4 (well done!): the picture was a close up of feathers of the Grey Peacock-Pheasant (Polyplectron bicalcaratum). This stuffed bird has nothing to do with the US’ annual … Continue reading

Posted in Aves, Dinopics, Dinosauria, Maniraptora, MfN Berlin, Theropoda | 8 Comments

Mystery photo 4

well, what is this?

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Theropod Thursday 35: the original Archaeopteryx

The wings of Archaeopteryx just made the news again in a big way with the publication of a paper in Current Biology. It is – bah! – sadly not freely available here. The authors show that the wings of feathered … Continue reading

Posted in Aves, Dinopics, Dinosauria, history of science, Maniraptora, MfN Berlin, Theropoda | 7 Comments