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Author Archives: Jaime Headden
Just a summary, without much in the way of commentary, until I have a chance to more thoroughly engage these papers: 1. The Beak Bites Back
What happens when you shrink-wrap a dinosaur? Well, first, you get something like the famous Ely Kish hadrosaurs: But of late, some degree of scientific accuracy has forced paleontological reconstruction to get a little more … realistic. We now tend … Continue reading
(This is a brief post. I am still working on other projects, and new stuff that interests me keeps coming out!) Eventually, a review topic will have to be done to work on these guys. There are now quite a … Continue reading
Tsintaosaurus spinorhinus [n1] is infamously known as the “unicorn” of hadrosaurs, a lambeosaurine (tsintaosaurin, from Tsintaosaurini) hadrosaurid with a single elongated, solid bony spike protruding from its forehead. The skull was never complete, but it wouldn’t matter, as the diversity … Continue reading
Birds can have resplendent tails. Wonderful arrangements and bizarre shapes. We may all be familiar with the lyrebird, whose male’s lateral tail feathers (retrices) have been modified from their typical planar vaned structure into a pair of curly feathers bracing … Continue reading
Thecodontosaurus antiquus, a sauropodomorphan from the Durdham Down region of Bristol, England, is a rather ordinary sauropodomorphan. It’s not that there’s not anything special about it — for there are quite a few — but that it seems so … … Continue reading
Nick Longrich has a new publication out, with fellow colleagues from Texas, discussing the taxonomy of a few new oviraptorosaurs. Following up on their earlier publication describing “Leptorhynchos” gaddisi, Longrich et al. have fixed the error of not having fixed … Continue reading