Monthly Archives: January 2013

Theropod Thursday 42: weird nostrils

One thing I just can’t get enough of is close-up photos of bird heads. Some of them are so outlandishly weird (especially the beaks) that I’d never believe they existed if I only saw a drawing. And some of them … Continue reading

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Palaeontology of SW Germany 3.1.14: spineless @ Hauff

This series of posts on the Palaeontology of SW Germany, where I grew up, has gotten a bit longwinded and confusing. Therefore, I’ll give you a linklist to those parts dealing with the Urweltmuseum Hauff. Introduction “rock stair”, bio- & … Continue reading

Posted in Hauff, Holzmaden, spineless stuff (invertebrates), Travels | 6 Comments

Mammal Monday 44: nah, it ain’t cold!

Last week I spent a great day at the Tierpark Friedrichsfelde with my colleague Dave Hone (him of Archosaur Musings‘ fame – he is currently posting about his Berlin trip, so head over there, too).It was a cold day, snow … Continue reading

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Zion National Park part 2

Before I get this post about my Zion NP visit started let me first link a few very handy sites for the park. Here is the National Park Service homepage for Zion NP, on which you can find all you … Continue reading

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Zion National Park part 1

Finally, I am getting around to posting properly on my visit to Zion National Park (wiki) last summer. Previously there was a teaser post, which to my utter surprise sees a lot of visitors, and I just posted a bunch of … Continue reading

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On the way to Zion National Park

Today, I am interrupting the irregular series of posts on the Posidonia Shale for a few photos from last summer’s work trip to Utah. For one thing I need a break from all the Urweltmuseum Hauff stuff. Another reason is … Continue reading

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Palaeontology of SW Germany 3.1.13: Hauff pterosaurs!

Finally, some non-marine animals :) The Lias does hold a few; those that fell into the sea include even a sauropod (Ohmdenosaurs). The vast majority, though, are pterosaurs. Sadly, most specimens are lightened with spotlights that make photography very hard. … Continue reading

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