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Tag Archives: Triceratops
A recently completed art project (ostensibly to hone skills and objectively to explore reconstruction ideas) led me through the Ceratopsidae from its beginnings to its end. This was observed on Twitter, where I posted each full piece (at reduced size), … Continue reading
The “Toroceratops” Debate is Entering a New Round!
“Toroceratops” Matters, as an Open Discussion
So there’s this debate, which I may have discussed — more than once, twice, or thrice — before, in which it is argued that the taxa Triceratops and Torosaurus represent young adult and old adult representatives of the same species. … Continue reading
Posted in Paleontology, Philosophy, Taphonomy, Taxonomy Tagged Ceratopsians, Nedoceratops, ontogeny, Toroceratops, Torosaurus, Triceratops 15 Comments
The Thing I Like About “Toroceratops”
Let me first apologize for using “Toroceratops.” There is no such taxon, but the name is being used to describe the debate that is now raging through the dinosaur paleontological circuit, and it’s too catchy not to use. Now, on … Continue reading
Posted in Biology, Paleobiology, Paleontology, Science Reporting Tagged Ceratopsians, Nedoceratops, ontogeny, Toroceratops, Torosaurus, Triceratops 4 Comments
When Does Morphology Trump Ontogeny?
An outstanding issue among some systematists is the question when, in a given sample, a series of recognized taxa are argued to be an array of successively distant sister taxa versus a reflection of transformation in an ontogenetic series in … Continue reading
Posted in Paleontology, Science Reporting, Taxonomy Tagged Ceratopsia, Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Triceratops 3 Comments