Monthly Archives: May 2012

Theropod Thursday 20: taking a stand

Sometimes, it is a bit confusing when people use human terms – anatomical but also vernacular – for animals. “dorsally” comes to mind, when people use it interchangeably with “cranially”. In humans it’s the same direction, in most animals it’s … Continue reading

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Lazing on a sunny afternoon…..

I don’t know why – or maybe I do – but I tend to NOT photograph crocodiles in zoos. Here’s one of the rare exceptions. False gharial (Tomistoma schlegeli) lazing in the Tierpark Berlin. I guess crocs rarely trigger my … Continue reading

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Mammal Monday 24: Sir, are you gonna use that bag again?

Lesson: Keep your waste to yourself, do not throw it into enclosures! Photographed at Tierpark Berlin.

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Sometimes, science breeds hate relationships

Bob Bakker says to be “kind to colleagues, ruthless with theories”. No, I won’t stick my neck into some of the catfights currently going on, or just recently over. It’s enough that I can’t resist sending flippant or sarcastic answers … Continue reading

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Another AMNH panorama

When Steve Cohen sent me his Deinonychus panorama shot, he enclosed another panorama. Here it is: This is a typical example how you use panorama photography to get the same field of view as in a normal photograph, but have … Continue reading

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Digitizing lifts off

This is not the first or necessarily the best example, but it is cool: researchers at the University of Granada use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) to photogrammetrize buildings. Or you can put other types of sensors on it…. FUN! At … Continue reading

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Theropod Thursday 19: the mysterious “Frickopod”

The Sauriermuseum Frick in Frick, Switzerland, exists because of the Tongrube Keller in Frick is one of the three localities in Europe yielding large numbers of skeletons of Plateosaurus. I’ll show you some of the finds at the end of … Continue reading

Posted in "Prosauropoda", Dinopics, Dinosauria, Plateosaurus, Sauropodomorpha, Theropoda | 10 Comments

DigitalFossil 2012 growing like crazy

The list of participants with talk titles for DigitalFossil 2012 is now online at the conference website. Obviously, some people who are listed a second, third or fourth (even fifth) authors may not attend, but overall it looks like there … Continue reading

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Mammal Monday 23: rodent vs. theropod

And in this case, as nonchalantly as the theropods peek into the mammals’ dens, they didn’t get any of the food. Feral pigeons (Columba livia) trying to get at the fodder of Black-tailed prairie dogs (Cynomys ludovicianus) in the Tierpark … Continue reading

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Overdoing things

There’s some great palaeo-related furniture and sanitary installation stuff around, for example an ammonite washbasin. or check out this site. And sometimes, companies try to make their main theme show in the architecture of their buildings, and in all the … Continue reading

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REVIEW of Brusatte (2012) Dinosaur Paleobiology

It finally arrived via Amazon: Steve Brusatte’s new book Dinosaur Paleobiology! Yay! I’ve known about the book for a while, ever since Steve contacted me about using some illustrations from my papers for it. And I’ve been looking forward to … Continue reading

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How the Museum für Naturkunde increased public awareness of its existance

Post at BXP.

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Theropd Thursday 18 is from the Big Apple

I’m glad to report that I have converted dinosaurpalaeo reader and AMNH fossil explainer Steve Cohen to the use of hugin. Here’s the famous jumping Deinonychus mount in a panorama created by Steve. He’s gotten really good at handling the … Continue reading

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Craziest football game ever!

I just watched/listened to the craziest football game I have ever seen – and I am pretty sure it won’t be beat! The game was the second relegation between Fortuna Düsseldorf and Hertha BSC, with Fortuna having won the first … Continue reading

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Mammal Monday 22: more hooves from Marwell

We’ve seen the giraffes (twice), the African Forest buffalo and Dama gazelles – but Marwell Zoo has more on offer in the ungulate department! I think these are Dorcas gazelles (Gazella dorcas). When we first got there they all stayed … Continue reading

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