Category Archives: lower vertebrates

EAVP 2016 at Haarlem’s Teylers Museum (1)

After all the recent photogrammetry posts it is high time to get away from “stuff that somehow has to do with dinosaurs a little bit” and finally write again about dinosaurs themselves. Which is why I now will write about … Continue reading

Posted in "fish", Conferences, historical buildings etc., history of science, ichthyosaur, lower vertebrates, Mammal pic, Mammalia, non-palaeo, raves, Reptilia (non-archosaur), Travels | 4 Comments

Juramuseum Eichstätt

Everybody knows fossils from the Solnhofen limestones. At least one fossil. This one: the Berlin specimen of Archaeopteryx lithographica. (from Wikipedia under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license) But the Solnhofen Limestone is about much more than dinobirds, and in … Continue reading

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Interspecific prey theft in extant theropod dinosaurs – Ardea vs. Spheniscus

Golly, what a science journal-worthy title! An unnecessarily complicated and grandiloquent Ersatz for a simple “Heron steals penguins’ fish!” The Tierpark Friedrichsfelde in Berlin has started announcing feeding times a while ago, and the penguin feeding (Humboldt penguins, Spheniscus humboldti) … Continue reading

Posted in "fish", Aves, Dinosauria, lower vertebrates, Maniraptora, Theropoda, Tierpark Berlin, Zoos | 2 Comments

that time of year again

Dieser Beitrag auf Deutsch. Common frogs (Rana temporaria) in my garden. See instance from 2012.

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more Holzmaden marine reptiles – this time at the MfN

Dieser Beitrag auf deutsch. I’ve bombarded you with marine reptiles of all kinds from the Posidonia Shale of Holzmaden before, all of them from the Urweltmuseum Hauff: ichthyosaurs, more ichthyosaurs, and plesiosaurs (including pliosaurs) and crocodiles – as well as … Continue reading

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London Zoo 2: Komodo dragons

Yesterday evening I made it back to Berlin – for once, the flight was quite empty (as had been the flight to London). I wonder if that’s because of the flight times or because I was flying British Airways, Decidedly … Continue reading

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Palaeontolog of SW Germany 3.1.12: Hauff, Hauff, Hauff and no end in sight!

Ichthyosaurs was yesterday (well, last week), today it’s time for other large marine vertebrates of the Lias ε. Let’s start with Hauffiosaurus zanoni, a pliosaur. next up, Hydrorion brachypterygius. Much like Hauffiosaurus, it is pretty much a one-of… in fact, … Continue reading

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