Tetrapod Zoology

Archives for September, 2009

In 1997, Polish palaeontologist Gerard GierliƄski worked together with artist Marta Szubert to create the amazing furry green(ish), life-sized Dilophosaurus model you see here (and below), nicknamed Dyzio. It was displayed at the Polish Geological Institute’s Geological Museum at Warsaw and, while much discussed in the Polish media, is poorly known internationally. Yes, there are…

There are green furry dilophosaurs now?

Yes, yes there are. Stay tuned, all will be revealed. And if you know what this is all about, and where it went and how it ended up and so on, please don’t spoil it for everyone else. Yet.

The biggest tapir

Purely because it’s semi-topical – well, it was jokingly alluded to in the brief tapir article from the other day – here’s a little bit of information about the world’s biggest ever tapir, Tapirus augustus Matthew & Granger, 1923, the Pleistocene Asian species formerly known as Megatapirus (it’s best known from southern China, but has…

So I recently recycled the Madagascar pochard article from Tet Zoo ver 1, first published in 2006. As you might have realised if you read the 2006 article (and if your memory is exceptionally good), I made one major change for the 2009 re-posting: I chopped out the bit about the Pink-headed duck. Why? Because…

Dave Hone (of Archosaur Musings) kindly provided the following photo, taken in Seoul Zoo. It features a South tropical American tapir – but which one? Test your skills…