Category Archives: “fish”

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

Posted in "fish", Aquariums, Dinopics, Dinosauria, ichnofossil, Lacertilia, lower vertebrates, Solnhofen Limestone, Theropoda | 7 Comments

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

Palaeontology of SW Germany 3.1.7: even more Hauff

I told you we’d be stuck in that museum for a while. Here we go with a few samples of fossils from some of the layers in Holzmaden – it is interesting to note that the rocks that locally stand … Continue reading

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Palaeontology of SW Germany 3.1.6: more from Hauff

As mentioned, the Urweltmuseum Hauff has a large section showing the rock layers and their fossil content as a “rock staircase”. Right at the top it begins with an impressive display of ammonites from the “Wilder Schiefer” III (“wild shale”), … Continue reading

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Paleontology of SW Germany 3.1.5: Hauff! (finally)

I guess there are very few places in the world as famous among palaeontologists as the Hauff museum, except really huge, all-encompassing Natural History museums. Solnhofen comes to mind, but that’s not a museum, that’s a Lagerstätte and several museums, … Continue reading

Posted in "fish", Archosauria (non-dino), Hauff, Holzmaden, ichnofossil, lower vertebrates, Pterosauria, spineless stuff (invertebrates), Tübingen, Travels | 4 Comments

Paleontology of SW Germany 3.1.3: even more Lias

and we will stay stuck in the Lias ε for a loooooong time! Simply because it is so choke-full of wonderful fossils, and because I have tons of photos of them. The last post ended in the urweltmuseum fischer, so … Continue reading

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