Monthly Archives: June 2012

EAVP 2012 dinosaur track field trip

Yesterday, I went on the 1st Field Trip to various dinosaur track sites. It was a very nicely organized trip, and I’d like to thank the organizers Alberto Cobos, Rafael Royo-Torres and Francisco ‘Paco’ Gascó (and anyone else I missed) … Continue reading

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EAVP 2012 field trip

Today I’ll go on a field trip to Jurassic track sites. I’ll try go get nice photographs, but we will likely be there at the wrong time of day, lacking the low-angle light that makes the tracks easily visible.There recently … Continue reading

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EAVP part 4

Today is the last day with talks at EAVP 2012, including mine. It’s going to be a rather boring affair, as I will talk about the problems with range of motion analyses on fossils.The rest of the session and the … Continue reading

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Thursday Theropod 23: shore beauties

This is a prepared post for while I am at the 2012 EAVP conference in Teruel. What are you looking at, hu? Black-headed gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) sceptically looking at the weird ape wriggling around on his belly on the beach. … Continue reading

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EAVP part 3: talks, talks, talks

Yesterday was packed choke full of talks, with the organizers having a good hand in how they mixed the sessions: each session had at least one interesting talk for everyone, so nearly all participants stayed for all sessions. There was, … Continue reading

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Some geo-architecture in London

pre-scheduled; I am in Teruel for EAVP meeting. Last time, it was plants. This time, it’s fossils! OK, it’s just a tube station, but what a tube station it is 🙂

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EAVP 2012 part 2: more of Teruel

Today, Matteo and I spent some time exploring Teruel. Yesterday, I’d not taken my camera with me when we went to have dinner with colleagues, and regretted leaving it at the apartment pretty soon. The evening light was quite beautiful. … Continue reading

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EAVP 2012 part 1

Yesterday, I arrived in Valencia for the 2012 EAVP conference. My Italian colleague Matteo Belvedere had organized a rental car to take us to Teruel, where the meeting will take place at Dinopolis, as well as an apartment in town. … Continue reading

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Mammal Monday 27: Splish-splash (2) I am taking…

…a bath. And that’s about all the actions of the animals I showed previously and those I will show today have in common. Everything else – mass, phylogenetic position, overall body shape, swimming ability, and so on – is way … Continue reading

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Some bio-architecture in London

After our visit to the NHM (posts here, here, here, here, here and here) my colleague Sebastian and I decided to walk around London a bit, checking out a few favourite sights. By pure chance this took us past one … Continue reading

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more of Katharo plain in Crete

Continuing from yesterday’s post, here’s a few more photos of the dig site on the Katharo plain, and of the flora there. the dig site. I was inactive, and an advance crew had to uncover it for our visit. I … Continue reading

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A few pictures from Crete for a quiet Saturday

I’ve not posted much the last few days. The reasons are legion, but the looming EAVP meeting (need to finish talk), finishing touches for a paper, and generally being overworked have contributed. Add to that the football games every evening, … Continue reading

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Theropod Thursday 22: AMNH Allosaurus

After all the avian theropod it is time for a good old huge and non-avian one. Here’s the AMNH Hall of Saurischian Dinosaurs Allosaurus fragilis gypsicranium (the plaster-headed subspecies of A. fragilis) Another view, which shows the plaster in all … Continue reading

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Mammal Monday 26: Kiss your ass!

Female Blackbuck (Antelope cervicapra) in the Berlin Zoo. Nice example of motion range of trunk and neck 🙂

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An ode to TXL

Tomorrow in a week I will leave Berlin for Teruel in Spain, to attend the 2012 10th Annual meeting of the EAVP (European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists). I’ll surely blog about the meeting later, for now I would like to … Continue reading

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