Tetrapod Zoology

Archives for October, 2007

There’s no way I’m going to have time today to post any of the promised articles – sorry. Once more, all I can do to combat the frustration is post a picture of the day: this one depicts the head of a Green turtle Chelonia mydas and was provided by Dave Hone, thanks Dave. Chelonia…

I stroked a pipistrelle

So the other day I got to stroke a live pipistrelle. In the adjacent photo, Mike Pawling (chairman of the Hampshire Bats Group) is holding the bat; Vicki is touching the bat’s back. Mike and his wife Chris hold permits and everything, and they take care of rescued bats that have been found injured, or…

So I’ve told you all about the Wellnhofer pterosaur meeting (three links), and I’ve told you all about the 55th SVPCA (here and here). But there was a third conference I attended recently (August 17th-19th) that I have yet to write about – it was that cryptozoology one. As some of you might recall, I’m…

Time permitting… coming next: that cryptozoology stuff. If I say any more I’ll spoil the surprise (there are a few technical errors in the map shown here – it’s not meant to be totally accurate. It depicts various extant and recently-extinct Caribbean tetrapods. Well done to anyone who can name all the taxa).

SV-POW! is go

I used to have a deep-seated sense of guilt that I didn’t post enough dinosaur stuff here at Tet Zoo. After all, I might be the only writer at scienceblogs involved in palaeontology, so I have a duty to remind the world how incredibly cool and scientifically relevant long-extinct dinosaurs are. Well, yeah, you can…

Of Becklespinax and Valdoraptor

As discussed in previous articles on the 55th SVPCA, I’ve decided to publish a version of my talk here on the blog. Some time ago I published a collection of theropod images (go here), some of which might have seemed a bit random or unconnected. As we’ll see here, those images are indeed connected, sort…

55th SVPCA: the assembled horde

As promised, here’s the SVPCA group photo: a larger version can be viewed here on the SVPCA site (you can move your cursor around to identify people.. well, most people). I’m in the front row near the middle (I was skulking around at the side but got moved). Oh look, Dave Hone’s wearing the same…