All posts tagged with dinosaurs

Dinosaur property war

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Phillip Pantuso of the Guardian reports on the legal battle over the ownership of significant dinosaur fossils: “Perhaps the best dinosaur fossil ever discov...

Dinolungs

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Brian Switek reports on a study that investigated bony features correlated with lung morphology in birds and crocodiles, to see how much dinosaur lungs resem...

Link: Remembering a dinosaur dictionary

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I really like this post from Matt Wedel, reminiscing about a book that made a big difference to his start on the path toward paleontology: “The New Dinosaur ...

Dinosaur phylogeny woes

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This is a nice write-up by Laura Geggel of a current exchange of comments in Nature about dinosaur phylogeny: “Dino Family Tree Overturned? Not Quite, But Ch...

Too many dinosaurs

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Maggie Koerth-Baker has a very nice piece in FiveThirtyEight about the high proportion of dinosaur genus names that have eventually been discarded over the y...

Hiding above the dinosaurs

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The early bin at PNAS has a cool, short paper by Yongjie Wang and colleagues, which matches a ginkgo tree with its insect mimic Wang:mimicry:2012. The cool p...

Drilling past the feathers

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An article by Veronique Greenwood covers the discovery of feathers on a North American dinosaur: “Paleontologists Uncover the First Feathered Dinosaur Fossil...

Pod pimping

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Sauropod Vertebra Picture of the Week author Matt Wedel has two recent posts about the artistic reconstruction of sauropods. The one about head anatomy is es...

Iguanodoubt

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Darren Naish has written a nice discussion of the taxonomic difficulties of Iguanodon. It’s a guest post at the Scientific American blog. Dinosaurs and homin...

The failures of dinosaur splitters

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A-HA! We all lecture in our classes about the perils of naming too many species, but now the facts have been statistically proven! Well, at least for dinosau...