Category Archives: Maniraptora

Dinosaurs in the Natural History Museum of LA County

The annual meetings of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (SVP) usually include an evening reception with a talk open to a wider audience at the local natural history museum. Usually OK food, expensive booze, and a lot of fun is … Continue reading

Posted in Allosaurus, Aves, Aves, Ceratopsia, Conferences, Dinopics, Dinosauria, NHM L.A., Ornithischa, Reptilia (non-archosaur), Sauropoda, SVP 2013, Theropoda, Triceratops, Tyrannosauridae | 3 Comments

AMNH visit 2013 Part 2: more Oviraptors

Khaan again. Yes, 3.4 million points for this alone. I guess it will by about 2.5 million points once I have cropped things down to the fossil. And that is MEDIUM density :) What this model shows clearly is that … Continue reading

Posted in 3D modeling, AMNH, Citipati, Digitizing, Dinopics, Dinosauria, Khaan, Maniraptora, Oviraptorosauridae, photogrammetry, Theropoda | 6 Comments

AMNH visit 2013 Part 1: Oviraptor photogrammetry

Pretty much everybody know IGM100/1127, the holotype of Khaan mckennai. Today, I get to study this beautiful specimen a bit. The first thing to do is a HR photogrammetric model. I ran the alignment and did a medium density model … Continue reading

Posted in 3D modeling, AMNH, Digitizing, Dinopics, Dinosauria, Khaan, Maniraptora, Oviraptorosauridae, photogrammetry, Theropoda | 3 Comments

Tierpark hummingbird revisited

Dieser Beitrag auf Deutsch. Last winter I spent a fun day in the Tierpark with my colleague Dave Hone, a day that included some fun in the Krokodilhaus. Dave’s camera got all fogged up inside, whereas mine worked perfectly. In … Continue reading

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Newbie sighting at Tierpark Berlin (not!)

Dieser Beitrag auf Deutsch. Recently, I posted a short piece on my view on the rather ridiculous turns the debate about the Tierpark Berlin-Friedrichsfelde has taken. As I mentioned, there are quite a few points that should see improvement, although … Continue reading

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Zoo Berlin bird house’s Australia part 1

Dieser Beitrag auf Deutsch. It’s been a long time since the last post on the new bird house at the Zoo Berlin, so I guess you all have recovered from the feather flurry and are ready for another dose. This … Continue reading

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Flight of the vultures

Dieser Beitrag auf Deutsch. The falcons, the eagles – it is finally time for the vultures. Hooded Vulture (Necrosyrtes monachus) at the Wildpark Tambach’s air show. By now it was raining less, but the clouds got darker. Not really good … Continue reading

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Flight of the eagles

Dieser Beitrag auf Deutsch. After the falcons, the show at Wildpark Tambach continued with a raptor that likes walking on foot. Aquila nipalensis, the Steppe Eagle, is an impressively large bird when it follows a dinky falcon in a show, … Continue reading

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Flight of the falcons

Dieser Beitrag auf Deutsch. On holiday, so only a handful of photos. The first one is pretty cool Falcon (Falco sp.) in flight. Photo taken at a show at the Wildpark Tambach (site in German only). Sorry, I can’t remember … Continue reading

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Theropod Thursday 50: fruit salad, here I come!

Dieser Beitrag auf Deutsch. When you ask an average person what a theropod is you will most likely get either a blank stare, or “Tyrannosaurus!!!” or “RAPTOR!!!!” yelled at you. Carnivores, both of them, and quite potentially hypercarnivores at that. … Continue reading

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