Tetrapod Zoology

I’ve had enough, I’m leaving

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For, like, the second time in the last six years we’re going on holiday. So, goodbye. Back soon. Just received a copy of Gasparini et al.’s Patagonian Mesozoic Reptiles; looks awesome. Anurans, beluwhals, red panda empire, and really, really bizarre new sauropods when I get back. Yesterday I went rat-watching, and the adjacent picture shows how good I was at it 🙂

PS – remember to keep an eye on one of the Tet Zoo sister-sites, SV-POW!


  1. #1 Warren B
    October 22, 2007

    “…really, really bizarre new sauropods when I get back.”

    Curses! I’d’ve been better off not reading that.

    Have a good trip.

  2. #2 Nick Gardner
    October 22, 2007

    I was personally disappointed by Patagonian Mesozoic Reptiles, but of course, that’s probably because I was only interested in the ornithischian section. 🙂

  3. #3 Paul I. Volkov
    October 22, 2007

    Darren! Don’t forget about giraffes! Your article must be better, than ID supporter’s stories like this: http://www.weloennig.de/Giraffe.pdf

  4. #4 Mark Lees
    October 23, 2007

    Who said he could take holidays?

    Stop thinking just of your self man, we are depending on you! 🙂

    Enjoy yourself, I hope it’s somewhere interesting, and don’t go molesting the local wildlife wherever you go.

  5. #5 Tengu
    October 23, 2007

    Have a happy holiday

    (you go away lots more than I do, though I did spend a weekend in Wales this year which was my first hols in about 7 years)

    You had good luck with the rats (though I once saw one scampering happily though the legs of a crowd outside our football ground)

  6. #6 DDeden
    October 23, 2007

    Oh rats, I wanted to ask about this diagram from Aaron Filler’s book The Upright Ape: http://www.uprightape.net/Image_Pages/UA_Fig6-2_DinoMam.html

    Enjoy the time away.

  7. #7 Anthony Docimo
    October 25, 2007

    have fun!

  8. #8 Tengu
    October 25, 2007

    DDeden, I had a quick look though that home page of that Upright ape book, -I dont understand much.

    But In chaper two he goes on about other theorists, the idea of change in nature is `not` new, it was postulated by several people independently, including several greek philosophers and I think one arabian scientist (Im sorry I cannot name them, maybe one of you lot knows?)

    What about Wallace anyway?

    And why does he talk about western religion? isnt eastern religion just as valid/invalid?? (says she who is a failed and cynical student of Buddhism)

  9. #9 David Marjanovi?
    October 29, 2007

    Oh rats, I wanted to ask about this diagram from […]

    As the diagram itself says, it was reproduced from an article in the journal TREE (TRENDS in Ecology and Evolution).

    According to what we’ve learned about the fossil record in the last 20 years, scenario A is correct.

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