Category Archives: Sauropoda

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

Posted in "Prosauropoda", 3D modeling, Biomechanics, Dinosaur models, Dinosauria, Diplodocus, locomotion, mammal models, Mammalia, Plateosaurus, Sauropoda, Sauropodomorpha, sneak previews | 9 Comments

Back home from Teruel

…and it was great fun! My flight there was horrible, the trip back somewhat better, but the stay was awesome 🙂 I got to visit one of the satellite museums of Dinopolis, and found an hour yesterday morning to walk … Continue reading

Posted in Dinosauria, EAVP 2012, Sauropoda, Sauropodomorpha, Travels | 1 Comment

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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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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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

Posted in Berlin, Dinopics, Dinosauria, Giraffatitan, MfN Berlin, Sauropoda, Sauropodomorpha | 5 Comments

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

Posted in Camarasaurus, Dinosauria, Sauriermuseum Aathal, Sauropoda, Sauropodomorpha, Travels | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Conferences, Dinosauria, EAVP 2012, landscapes, photogrammetry, plants, Sauropoda, Sauropodomorpha, Travels | 3 Comments

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

Posted in AMNH, Apatosaurus, Dinopics, Dinosauria, Sauropoda, Sauropodomorpha | 1 Comment

Theropod Thursday 17: 3D blast from the past

I’ve spent a lot of time at the AMNH, considering the fact that I have resided in Europe all my life. Discounting a visit when I was ten years old, it’s been four visits totaling roughly five weeks, I guess, … Continue reading

Posted in AMNH, Digitizing, Dinosauria, Diplodocus, Maniraptora, Oviraptorosauridae, photogrammetry, Sauropoda, Sauropodomorpha, Theropoda, Tyrannosauridae, Tyrannosaurus | 2 Comments

18 hours of sauropods – yay!

I’m currently in Bonn, at the 17th meeting of the Sauropod Research Group (FOR 533). That means sauropod talks and chat all Saturday, and half of Sunday. Heaven 🙂 For the occasion I’ll now simply post some sauropod pictures. The … Continue reading

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HNM London – analysis of a minor disappointment

Last post I noted that I was disappointed by the Natural History Museum in London. Now, I want to expound on this a bit, and shows you a bunch of nice photos. As I said, it is a great museum! … Continue reading

Posted in "Prosauropoda", Allosauridae, Allosaurus, Ceratopsia, Dinosaur models, Dinosauria, historical buildings etc., NHM London, non-palaeo, Ornithischa, rants, Sauropoda, Sauropodomorpha, Theropoda | 26 Comments

Photogrammetry is perfect – if everything work fine

That photogrammetry, the method of calculating 3D representations from a series of 2D photos, can be a great tool in palaeontology is quite obvious when you take a look at Peter Falkingham’s paper in PE (and the many other papers … Continue reading

Posted in 3D modeling, Dinosauria, Giraffatitan, MfN Berlin, photogrammetry, Sauropoda, Sauropodomorpha | 6 Comments

Unusual perspectives

The MFN has a great dinosaur hall – just ask Mike Taylor and Matt Wedel! However, the public is limited to looking at the beasts from the ground. There are upstairs windows, and previously I have taken advantage of their … Continue reading

Posted in Dinopics, Dinosauria, Diplodocus, Kentrosaurus, MfN Berlin, Ornithischa, Sauropoda, Sauropodomorpha, Stegosauria | 8 Comments

Places I’ve been, dinosaurs I’ve seen 6: Dinosaur National Monument

My big 2003 trip around the Central US (previous posts AMNH 1, AMNH 2, Salt Lake City, Denver 1, Denver 2, SMA dig 1 and SMA dig 2) also took me to the Dinosaur National Monument. That place has changed … Continue reading

Posted in Dinosaur models, Dinosauria, DNM, landscapes, non-palaeo, Sauropoda, Sauropodomorpha, Travels | 5 Comments

Places I’ve been, dinosaurs I’ve seen 5.1: SMA

Today, let’s check out the Sauriermuseum Aathal! Previously, I already posted pics of their wonderful Camarasaurus specimen “E.T.”, but the SMA has much more to offer. In the words of Martin Sander, head of the Research Group on Sauropod Gigantism, … Continue reading

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