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Tag Archives: Theropods
This year’s annual meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (SVP) just recently ended, with from what I hear was another smashing banquet and after-party. Most people usually get smashed in one way or another Saturday night as the banquet … Continue reading
There’s a trope in media whereby using a famous figure for advertisement, viewers have a tendency to associate that figure instead of anything the advertisement might actually contain. Celebrity sells. In American comics, for example, this is called “Wolverine Publicity,” … Continue reading
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
Hot on the heels of my post on how cranial morphometric analyses of theropods end up excluding oviraptorids from them, a new paper ups the ante. (Of course, I do not mean that these papers actively exclude oviraptorids, but rather … Continue reading
Here begins a new series. I will be spending some time showcasing the skulls of unusually-dentitioned animals (or showing the peculiar jaws of these animals, specially if they lack teeth). The first of these is Dilophosaurus wetherilli.
When dealing with incompletely preserved or incompletely prepared material, superficial statements are often used to describe a feature so that it can be “assessed” by the readers in some fashion. Take, for example, the following image:
Unenlagiidae is the name commonly used to envelop a small cadre of southern, Gondwana-only theropods. Recently, some papers have been published that cast new perspectives on these taxa, including a review of the group. Some forthcoming papers even concern the … Continue reading
So last year, I illustrated a series of vertebrae into a novel arrangement, using a variety of cues to inform my decision. Note that this was done in order peek at a topic I’ve been hashing around in regards to … Continue reading
L. Frank Baum might roll in his grave if I alluded to gay dinosaurs in Oz. Well, insofar as dinosaurs with rainbow-colored bones from Oz (aka, Australia) might be considered “gay.” But that’s just what Kakuru kujani is … a … Continue reading