Tag Archives: Dinosauria

Revising the Oviraptor Myth


What follows is an historical essay on a subject which was intended for eventual presentation at SVP (here, the second abstract), as part of a projection on research that would resolve something that has never been practically tested. This essay … Continue reading

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When Does Morphology Trump Ontogeny?


An outstanding issue among some systematists is the question when, in a given sample, a series of recognized taxa are argued to be an array of successively distant sister taxa versus a reflection of transformation in an ontogenetic series in … Continue reading

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Better Know a [Dinosaur] – Elmisaurus rarus


This post won’t have much to do with teeth. This will eventually occur, when I focus on toothy things like Suminia (favorite non-mammalian synapsid) or toothless (and known-jawed but edentulous) in which case we come to the oviraptorosaurs, which are … Continue reading

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