Category Archives: Plateosaurus

A wonderful Plateosaurus drawing

Currently, I am horribly busy and thus not able to blog much. But here I have something that I must show you, now that I have finally managed to scan it. click for larger size Last fall I received this … Continue reading

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Holding hands with Plateosaurus

Although I did not start my professional career in palaeontology as a dinosaur researcher, but (can you believe it?) as a palaeobotanist, the Upper Triassic basal sauropodomorph dinosaur Plateosaurus engelhardti from Central Europe has been accompanying me for a very … Continue reading

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A wonderful Plateosaurus watercolor

Last fall, on my big US round trip that ended with the SVP meeting, I spent a few days in New York, working on photogrammetrizing oviraptors (two links) at the AMNH. One evening I spent with the incomparable Gary Vecchiarelli … Continue reading

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the science behind the sneak previews part 1

Dieser Beitrag auf Deutsch. Today, I’ll finally explain a bit about the sneak previews I recently posted. All goes back to a crazy idea I had a long time ago, which I have elaborated on publicly for the first time … Continue reading

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Another science sneak preview update

Dieser Beitrag aud Deutsch. It has been deathly quiet here, because I was desperately trying to finish my paper. It was due on April 30, and that deadline wooshed by spectacularly. However, I managed to get the thing into a … Continue reading

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Science sneak preview update

Dieser Beitrag auf Deutsch. the fiddling pays off: hind limb muscles of Plateosaurus engelhardti, with some corrections made following hints from my colleagues Vivian Allen and John R. ‘The Hutch’ Hutchinson, and with wrapping objects in. This one is ready … Continue reading

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Another science sneak preview

Dieser Beitrag auf Deutsch. fiddling with a SIMM model. I am adding the wrap objects that make sure muscles do not run through bones or other muscles. And let me tell you: it is a bother!

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How not to do science

Dieser Beitrag auf Deutsch. So there is a recent paper out in PLOS ONE by Georgi et al. They hypothesise that semicircular ducts scale closely with head size, testing this on dinosaurs. What’s a semicircular canal? Read up on it … 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

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My early Xmas present to myself

Today, I got myself this, courtesy of the 3D Lab (German homepage only, sorry) of the Department of Mathematics of Technical University Berlin. click for larger size

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Palaeontology of SW Germany 2.2: Keuper

Previously, I gave a quick overview of the Buntsandstein and Muschelkalk in SW Germany, now we finally make it into the Keuper. Archosaur time! Luckily, SW Germany went dry again after the Middle Triassic, and the lowermost part of the … Continue reading

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The end of an era

This weekend I am at the 18th Meeting of the Research Unit (Forschergruppe – FOR) 533 “Biology of the Sauropod Dinosaurs: The Evolution of Gigantism” of the German Science Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft – DFG). It will be the last meeting, … Continue reading

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It’s time for even more Plateosaurus! (prosauropod proportions)

Yeah, it really is! It’s been an awfully long time since I last posted on that poor critter, in fact over six weeks, and this time I have some stunning visuals, courtesy of the go-to guy for skeletal drawings, Scott … 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

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Plateo-bot 5: mounting the beast

Robby Gilbert of Billings Productions Inc. kindly emailed me some photos of the Plateo-bot being mounted at the Brevard Zoo in Melbourne, FL.

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