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The Triassic is old. This book is new. That is a hard to beat combination.

Spoor of South African Dinos Analyzed

A new investigation of the sedimentology and ichnology of the Early Jurassic Moyeni tracksite in Lesotho, southern Africa has yielded new insights into the behavior and locomotor dynamics of early dinosaurs.

New Dinosaur Species from Niger

Just reported in PLoS ONE is a new dinosaur. Spinophorosaurus nigerensis Here are the salient facts:

previously reviewed Giant Dinosaurs of the Jurassic is a children’s book for kids in third to fifth grade or, in my opinion, a little younger. Certainly this is an excellent choice, because of the cool illustrations, of a book to read aloud to the pre-literate little ones.

Many years ago, a sudden event occurred that changed everything. Or at least, that is what we think now. But in truth, the event took longer than many today believe, and many of the specific details, the exact order of events, the actual meaning of each detail, are not fully understood. Indeed, in the process…

Keller has been one of the leading voices opposing the impact KT boundary extinction hypothesis. According to a press release from her university, she has more on this matter.

A most amazing set of spoor

Dino spoor, that is. A recently reported finding in PLoS ONE clarifies a number of questions about how certain dinosaurs held their front limbs (zombie/Frankenstein-position palm-down vs. huggie-wuggie palms-facing-each-other). This research confirms … that early theropods, like later birds, held their palms facing medially, in contrast to … prints previously attributed to theropods that have…

OMG, Ken Ham is Right!!11!!

Did Triceratops fight with their faces?

Or, more accurately, did these dinosaurs either engage in intraspecific combat (such as territorial or mating contests among males) or fight predators such as Tyrannosaurs, like in the movies? Well, one thing we know for sure: If any folklore, belief, or ‘fact’ related to a fossil species sits around long enough, eventually someone will come…

The Carnival of Evolution #3

Welcome to the Third Edition of the Carnival of Evolution. The previous edition of this web log ‘carnival of the vanities’ was at Jason Rosenhouse’s Evolution Blog. The next edition will be written by Mike (TUIBG) and hosted here, at Clashing Cultures. Please submit your web posts on Evolution for the next carnival, which is…