Monthly Archives: September 2012

more MfN bone cellar

Here’s what I am always tempted to call ‘The Stash’: unopened containers from Tendaguru What these are was excellently described by Gerhard Maier in his excellent 2003 book African Dinosaurs Unearthed: the Tendaguru Expeditions, so I’ll be lazy and just … Continue reading

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some more Wyoming dinosaurs

We didn’t find much in the Aathal Museum’s Dana Quarry part this summer, but there are abundant finds still to make. Some finds from within the quarry I showed earlier; today I’ll show you a find made on the same … Continue reading

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DigitalFossil 2012 is over – I get to live again

Phew – it is all done and nobody died! just kidding…… DigitalFossil 2012 took place from Sunday through Wednesday, and saw me running around the labyrinth called Museum für Naturkunde Berlin like someone possessed. I had excellent help for the … Continue reading

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DigitalFossil 2012 – the final countdown

Only three more days until DigitalFossil 2012 starts on Monday morning! As one of my colleagues said: Be there or be analog! Not unexpectedly, the last few days are rather crazy. Or, more precisely, batshit insane! Stuff like people cancelling … Continue reading

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Mammal Monday 33: gorillas (no sh*t!)

Ivo has three wives with him in the same enclosure. At 27 years old, Mpenzi is three years older than Ivo, whereas Bibi is 15, and Djambala only 11. There is also 55 year old Fatou, but she has her … Continue reading

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when the sh*t hits the……..

….. glass! a view from the other side: and here a total, including two of my children, that will tell you something about why I am posting this shit: find photos of the perpetrator below the fold. I guess you … Continue reading

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Must read article: predatory OA publishers (again)

I’ve written about this before; here’s now J. Beall’s take for nature. Predatory publishers are corrupting open access and Jeff Beall is right on target!

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stepping into the breach

SV-POW! has been pretty devoid of SV lately (sauropod vertebrae). They did have a few in the latest Sauroposeidon post, and a few caudals further down the page – but overall Matt, Mike and Darren are slackers! Time to step … Continue reading

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Digging Wyoming dinosaurs – camp life

This summer’s dig at Dana Quarry’s finds having been shown it is now time for some photos of camp life. Here’s a nice view of the camp. On the left is a large, flat area, mostly bulldozed debris from the … Continue reading

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Mammal Monday 32: massive cute!

The Zoo Berlin has two new starts. Here’s the heavyweight. Sadly, Daddy’s got Herpes, so the chances for this little Asian elephant are not as good as one would hope. I’ll stick a gallery with many more photos below the … Continue reading

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even more Woming dinosaurs

At Dana Quarry we had a venerable Ford Clubwagon to get around – shopping, shower trips, and so on. Shopping meant a >1 hour drive to Worland, so that two people would be gone for half a days every few … Continue reading

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more digging Wyoming dinosaurs

In the previous post I lamented the dearth of finds at this summer’s Sauriermuseum dig in Dana Quarry. Time to show you how rich the quarry still is – we were just unlucky that the patch we were able to … Continue reading

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Digging Wyoming Dinosaurs!

Today, we take a break from the seemingly endless series of Wyoming Wildilfe, and instead I bring you some non-avian Wyoming dinosaurs. Bone and tool shed, Dana Quarry, Wyoming That’s the first dinosaur you will see when you come to … Continue reading

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Did the earth move for you?

It sure did for those of us who wish to get away from killing trees for publishing science: The ICZN has voted to allow online-only publication of taxon names! Obviously, there are conditions to be met, but so what? They … Continue reading

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“Prehistoric assassins” rant

The gag reflex still won’t subside: I accidentally zapped into the German version of Discovery’s “Prehistoric Assassins” yesterday (D.’s press page). Must have been fun for my wife, I repeatedly heard her chuckle when I yelled at the screen for … Continue reading

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