Category Archives: Science Reporting

Really, again? You’ve got to be fucking kidding me!


I honestly don’t think I can write any more on how bad Alan Feduccia’s “science” is on the subject of bird origins than I already have, here. Briefly, Dr. Alan Feduccia has teamed up with earstwhile companion in quackery Stephen … Continue reading

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An Edentulous Dsungaripterid? 10 Facts About Banguela


So I’ve gone on and on about all this boring stuff about writing papers and my personal experience and analysis and what not. But you probably want to know about Banguela oberlii, the pterosaur. Let’s talk about what the paper … Continue reading

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The Journey of Banguela


The life of a pterosaur cannot be easy. Most occur in places where there is always a larger predator; even the giants Quetzalcoatlus and Hatzegopterus may have co-occurred with other predators that would have seen them as food. From hatching … Continue reading

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The Broken Jaw of Banguela


In my last post, I introduced Banguela oberlii, a new, toothless dsungaripterid pterosaur.

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Meet Banguela


A foggy morning. Water laps gently on a rocky shore, a rhythmic sound accompanying the gentle hum of insects. Mist hugs the forest margin, creeping along the ground; it shrinks back as the heat of the rising sun burns away … Continue reading

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Anzū is Here


In 1998 and 1999 two skeletons were collected from the badlands of the Great Plains of South Dakota, USA. Discovered by Fred Nuss barely 80m apart, they would go on to be one of the most intriguing and strong denizens … Continue reading

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I’m Not Sure That Name Is Appropriate


Behold what will soon be published as “Atopodentatus unicus” [n1]:

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Jaws, Jaws, and More Jaws!


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

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Oviraptorids of Southern China


(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

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The “Toroceratops” Debate is Entering a New Round!


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