Tag Archives: Tyrannosauroids

Raptorex is Doomed


… or at least its reputation is. It is becoming more clear that whatever morphological distinctiveness lies at the heart of the animal we’ve come to know and love/hate as Raptorex kriegsteini (Sereno et al., 2009), its identity is going … Continue reading

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The Saga of Raptorex


…Continues.

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Nanotyrannus Nomore!?


Nanotyrannus is everyone’s favorite tyrannosaur, as long as it’s right behind the big guy, Tyrannosaurus, itself. It’s been lovingly depicted and aggressively championed by such notable figures as Robert Bakker, and supported less enthusiastically but no less masterfully by Philip … Continue reading

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Notable News for Nanotyrannus


Enjoy this allusory introduction to a forthcoming post. While the news is out about this paper, and it’s “available,” the paper is unpublished and the version “available” is a proofed manuscript (containing various revision marks and formatting structure that I … Continue reading

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Why Don’t Tyrannosaurs Have All Bananas For Teeth?


Shortly after my last post, a little discussion ensues, and I realize there is a little more I should say here on the subject. In a message sent to the Dinosaur Mailing List (the original of which can be found … Continue reading

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Tyrannosaurs Don’t All Have Bananas for Teeth


One of the things that I’ve been itching to do is generate a database of variation in dental series across a variety of taxa, virtually most if not all variations of archosaurs and beyond. This is to assess the quality … Continue reading

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The Aussie Tyrant – or Is It?


I spent some time a little bit ago rehashing an old premise of mine, that of the growing “primitive” tyrannosauroids and the grades they make. Of these, there are “true” tyrannosauroids (tyrants, roughly corresponding to Tyrannosauridae), “middle” tyrannosauroids (despots, mid-sized … Continue reading

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