Tag Archives: ontogeny

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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“Toroceratops” Matters, as an Open Discussion


So there’s this debate, which I may have discussed — more than once, twice, or thrice – before, in which it is argued that the taxa Triceratops and Torosaurus represent young adult and old adult representatives of the same species. … Continue reading

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The Squirrel Imitator


Ok, so I get why Oliver Rauhut and crew named their new theropod dinosaur, a purported megalosauroid, Sciurumimus albersdoerferi. It has all the appreciative charm of being cute, fluffy, and the specimen is preserved with its tail up and over … Continue reading

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The Thing I Like About “Toroceratops”


Let me first apologize for using “Toroceratops.” There is no such taxon, but the name is being used to describe the debate that is now raging through the dinosaur paleontological circuit, and it’s too catchy not to use. Now, on … Continue reading

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I Cannot Compel to Reason: Triceratops, We Done It Again


Earlier this year, Andy Farke took the opportunity of  a remodel to assess the skull of that classic of classic dinosaurs, Nedoceratops hatcheri. Formally named by Richard Swan Lull (completing a monograph that first OC Marsh had begun but uncompleted … Continue reading

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The Saga of Raptorex


…Continues.

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When Flat-Head Met Dome-y


One of the most interesting aspects of ornithischian phylogeny has been (alongside whether heterodontosaurs are ornithopods or whatever) is the nature of many pachycephalosaur taxa. Recently, Schott et al. (2003) have done some great detective work in nailing down what … Continue reading

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