First of all, I’ve been away (speaking about fossil cats again), though – as previously – you might not have known this given that a list of posts were scheduled to appear in my absence. Is there more on mesonychians to come? There might be, but I haven’t yet had the time to finish it. Meanwhile….
For months and months now my esteemed colleague and coauthor Mark Witton has been working on a secret project. It’s pretty incredible and the temptation to blab about it and post some of the neat photos I have has been overwhelming (one of the photos is shown below: it was taken back in May). Well, I need bite my lip no longer it seems, as Mark was officially outed over the last few days, and if you want to know more you’ll have to go here on the BBC News website to see the little movie How to Build a Giant Winged Reptile.
The animals that Mark is building are azhdarchid pterosaurs (though, as you can see from the picture at the top, cravat-wearing baby titanosaurs get a look-in too). Just in case you don’t know about azhdarchids already, visit Terrestrial stalking azhdarchids, the paper. More on all of this in the future, I hope. It’s all too awesome for words.