Category Archives: Plateosaurus

Plateo-bot 4: getting real

The Plateosaurus robot was finally going from maquette to the real thing (i.e., the full size model) when Robby Gilbert sent these pictures:

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Plateo-bot part 1

On June 8 of last year I received an email from one Robby Gilbert. Robby is the Prehistoric Display Advisor for Billings Productions Inc., a company that makes robotic dinosaurs. Now, robotic dinosaurs – I feel quite strongly about them, … Continue reading

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More bloodshed: eviscerating “Die Zeit”

“Die Zeit” is a German weekly “highly respected for its quality journalism.” [wikipedia] That doesn’t stop it from publishing un-fact-checked utter nonsense. Time to hone the edge of my verbal katana! The Dec. 8, 2011 issue had an article on … Continue reading

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An unintentional, plateosaurid Christmas present

Someone unintentionally gave me a Christmas present, and it has Plateosaurus in it – what more can I ever want?

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Paleonturology 2011

This morning, I received an email that triggered three different reaction in about 9 seconds: “Must be SPAM”, “Must be a practical joke”, and finally “WOW!” What’s this about?

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Bloodbath part 2: more outrageous stupidity in the EB Illustrated Science Library series

Previously, I limited my dissection of the Encyclopedia Britannica Illustrated Science Library series to the preview of the “Reptiles and Dinosaurs” volume you can get from their website. Now, I’ll bring you more of the stupidity and idiocy, the sloppy … Continue reading

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Plateosaurus and taxonomic nitpicking

Recently out is a great paper redescribing the skull of AMNH FARB 6810 (link is to free download), one of the best specimens of Plateosaurus. The authors are Albert Prieto-Márquez and Mark A. Norell (P-M&N, to save me some typing … Continue reading

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The MFN Berlin 1: Introduction

The Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, my host institution, is one of the Big Five natural history museums in the world. And whereas the other four on the list, the AMNH, NMNH, NHM and MNHN, are well known to most people … Continue reading

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How to……1: structure a paper

I don’t intend to write lengthy, exhaustive tutorials the way the SVPOW guys do. They are much better at it than I am, and I’d be covering a lot of double ground. Also, I bet I’d bore most of my … Continue reading

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It’s time for more Plateosaurus!

I can hardly believe that I have neglected to post Plateosaurus stuff for nearly three weeks by now! No, I am not mentally ill, but apparently close to 🙂 So, assuming you all have read all my papers on this … Continue reading

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Even more Dinopic of the day 1

the rest of the useful pics of F33 – sadly I only had a pretty bad digital camera available back than, one that had real trouble focusing through the glass. F33 in dorsal view, anterior trunk. Note the vertically places … Continue reading

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More of “Dinopic of the day 1”

I posted a photograph of F33, a specimen of Plateosaurus engelhardti from the SMNS, and promised more. Here goes.   even more to come – this is really an amazingly well-preserved specimen!

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dinosaurpalaeo’s header

before you ask: The header (that’s the pic above all pages and posts on this blog) is – obviously – a dinosaur skeleton. But not just any dinosaur, and not just any skeleton. And certainly not just a photo I … Continue reading

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Dinopic of the day 1: guess what?

The Dinopics category will see irregular posts of pictures about which there is not much to say, or for which there is so much to say that I don’t have time at the time of posting. Here’s the first, decidedly … Continue reading

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