Tetrapod Zoology

Archives for May, 2007

Cassowaries kick ass

Yet again, I am totally snowed (the day job, editorial work, technical consultancy, in-progress manuscripts, etc.) and haven’t been able to complete any of the frighteningly long list of articles I am planning to blog: you know, the ones on more sheep, more anguids, Australia: land of placentals, It’s all about me, proto-narwhals and beluwhals,…

As you might guess from the following article, I still have a bit of a thing going on with anguid lizards (the family that includes slow-worms, glass lizards, alligator lizards and galliwasps). This is despite the fact that I spent a lot of time over the last few days talking about new tupuxuarid pterosaurs, the…

The legend of Hogzilla

I just couldn’t resist covering this, sorry (though, technically speaking, it’s old hat). On June 17th 2004, the reign of Hogzilla – an immense pig estimated to be nearly half a ton in weight and 3.7 m in length – was brought to an end. The animal ‘rampaged’ across southern Georgia until it was shot…

I’ve returned several times on this blog to the Slow-worm Anguis fragilis, a legless anguid lizard that occurs across Europe and Asia as far east as western Siberia. I find slow-worms very charismatic animals. Part of the appeal might be that they are easy to find in the places where I’ve lived, part of it…

When all promises are met

Here’s the plan over the next week or so…

As some of you now know, finally I have something that might be considered close to a dream job: I’m now a researcher for Impossible Pictures, the company that did Walking With Dinosaurs, Primeval and a host of other things (website here). This job isn’t going to be forever, but it’s a start, and it…