Monthly Archives: February 2013

more London Zoo

The London Zoo is heavy on birds, a smart move for a place with little space. One walk-through aviary has a little pond with ducks, and also has Hammerkops (Scopus umbretta). Weird birds, note the crossed-over tips of the beak! … Continue reading

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Science preview elucidation

Yesterday I showed you a sneak preview on some research I am doing. That triggered some rather incredulous emails and private messages, especially after I hinted in a comment that the artificial track is from Plateosaurus. After all, Plateosaurus lived … Continue reading

Posted in "Prosauropoda", 3D modeling, Digitizing, Dinosauria, Hadrosauridae, ichnofossil, Ornithischa, Ornithopoda, Plateosaurus, Sauropodomorpha, sneak previews, Theropoda, WTF? | 10 Comments

Corvids are even cooler than you think!

Yeah, I’m a corvid fan, as any regular reader of this blog would know if there were any ;) Now I stumbled across a PLOS ONE article that’s just too good not to mention here: Behavioral Responses to Inequity in … Continue reading

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Science sneak preview

A sneak preview on some of the science stuff I do. The track is the type of Eubrontes (?) glenrosensis SHULER, published by Adams et al. in Palaeontologia Electronica in 2010. The toes in it – that’ll have to wait, … Continue reading

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London Zoo mock birdfight

Two Robins fighting in the London Zoo featured in yesterdays Theropod Thursday, and I mentioned that I also saw zoo-kept birds mock fighting. Let’s meet the contestants. A pair of Striated Caracara (Phalcoboenus australis). The two of them were putting … Continue reading

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Theropod Thursday 43: London Zoo birdfight

No, I did NOT see birds kept at the London Zoo fighting – although I did see birds kept at the London Zoo mock fighting. They were in different cages with a common mesh, and from both sides fly at … Continue reading

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Mammal Monday 46: KNUT!!!

Ok, this is overdue since Friday, and it is not something I will say much about, but here’s Knut. Why am I not saying much? For one thing, the museum has an official opinion, and I agree with the general … Continue reading

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Want to sponsor palaeontological research? Here’s your chance!

By now I guess the vast majority of people has heard of Dave Hone’s attempt to crowdsource a really cool project on cannibalism in giant tyrannosaurs. If you know what I am talking about and haven’t made a donation yet, … Continue reading

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Palaeontology of SW Germany 1.3.16: belemnite life models

forgot them in the post showing the fossils. cannibalism! Yay!

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Palaeontology of SW Germany 3.1.15: Hauff squids

In the series from the Urweltmuseum Hauff in Holzmaden (link list to previous instalments here) we’ve had the belemnites, now it is squids. Phragmotheutis conocauda, with a small fish in between the hooked tentacles. You can nicely see the cuttlebone, … Continue reading

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