Tag Archives: Noasaurids

Mr. Vicious, the Process

Short post, this one on an image I prepared but did not include in my post on Masiakasaurus knopfleri‘s “new” skull.

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Incredulous Teeth, V: The Strange Case of Dr. Masiaka and Mr. Vicious

There is something exciting about thinking about Masiakasaurus knopfleri. It’s not just the name’s tip of the hat to Dire Straights’ lead guitar and frontman, Mark Knopfler, or the becoming-more-prevalent use of local language to name the animal (masiaka means … Continue reading

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Dr. Masiaka, Meet Mr. Vicious

Very short post. The full post will occur on October 31st. So what was the solution to my “mystery theropod“? Here is the first image. Seems innocent enough. But appearances are deceiving. This is Dr. Masiaka, and as one can … Continue reading

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The Strange Case of Dr. Masiaka, Preview

Just a short post, and a picture.

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The Hypothetical Noasaur

I suggested once that I would produce a reconstruction of a noasaurid skull, based on new material from the Maeverano Formation of Madagascar (Masiakasaurus knopfleri), but I haven’t got around to it. While catching a recording of TVs latest pseudo-scientific … Continue reading

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