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Tag Archives: Speculation
A Saw in the Jaw of a Sea-God
The Devonian was a time of wonder and mystique. The Age of Fishes, it capped the rise of vertebrates and heralded the rise of skeletal diversity. Fish in this age began to inch towards the shore; some would have crawled … Continue reading
Posted in Biological Comparison Tagged Arthrodires, Biting, Facial Reconstruction, Integument, Jaws, Lips, Placoderms, Speculation 17 Comments
What a strange animal, I think, is the Rhamphorhynchus muensteri.
Posted in Art, Reconstruction Tagged Piscivory, Pterosaurs, Rhamphorhynchus, Rhamphorhynchus muensteri, Rhynchops niger, Skimming, Solnhofen, Speculation 18 Comments
All Your Guessing Games
What? Another All Your Yesterdays mention? Sorta. You remember when I asked you all what this might be? Someone got the right answer, although I’d love to speculate how they came about it. I have a clue, and it might … Continue reading
Posted in Art, Biology, Paleontology, Philosophy, Reconstruction Tagged All Yesterdays, Facial Reconstruction, Oviraptorosaurs, Speculation 12 Comments
All YOUR Yesterdays
Not that long ago, Memo Koseman, John Conway, and Darren Naish published a book titled “All Yesterdays,” a volume that encapsulated a philosophy of flexibility in reconstruction of ancient life, and a short perspective on the problems facing modern reconstruction … Continue reading
Posted in Art, Philosophy, Reconstruction Tagged All Yesterdays, Book Review, Speculation Leave a comment
A Phylogenetic Prediction
As we dig deeper into the past and our investigative techniques broaden and our perspectives with it, biological aspects of ancient life become more and more interesting. Of the most visual of these is the presence of non-scaly integument in … Continue reading
Posted in Art, Biology, Paleobiology, Reconstruction, Taphonomy Tagged Dinosaurs, Integument, Speculation 24 Comments
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
Posted in Paleobiology, Paleontology Tagged Diet, Noasaurids, Speculation 2 Comments