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Tag Archives: Mammals
Mama Danger Noodle
Unlike many of the Triassic marine reptiles, this particular beast was of Paleogene age, and represented such a novelty in its discovery. Originally framed as a giant crocodilian, its name, meaning “king lizard of Isis,” reflected the view of many … Continue reading
A Short Piece on Piscivores – Not All The Same
So you think you know a piscivore if you saw one? Not so fast. Take a look: Piscivores come in a large array of sizes and morphologies. Not all have teeth. Some are slender-snouted, others broad. What mostly defines a … Continue reading
Posted in Biological Comparison, Biology, Paleoecology, Paleontology, Terminology Tagged Amphibians, Bats, Better Know a Diet, Billfish, Birds, Cetaceans, Crocodilians, Diet, Elasmosaurs, Fish, Mammals, Piscivory, Plesiosaurs, Pterosaurs, Sharks, Snakes, Turtles 14 Comments
The Scaled Mammal
Today is World Pangolin Day; a day to reflect on the endangered, but also incredibly interesting and special nature of this mammal (here’s Dr. John Hutchinson of What’s in John’s Freezer on the many peculiarities of pangolins). The pangolin, Manis … Continue reading
Posted in Art, Biology, Philosophy, Reconstruction Tagged Edentulousness, Jaws, Mammals, Manis, Pangolins, World Pangolin Day 2 Comments
A Tiny Little Terror From Which There Is No Escape
Posted in Paleobiology, Paleontology, Science Reporting Tagged Mammals, sabretooths 4 Comments