Tetrapod Zoology

Archives for November, 2009

Regular readers will know that I’m not exactly a fan of the idea – discussed here and there in the technical (Russell & S├ęguin 1982, Russell 1987), popular (Hecht 2007, Socha 2008, Naish 2008) and speculative literature (McLoughlin 1984, Magee 1993) – that non-avian theropod dinosaurs might have evolved into humanoids had they not bought…

After a little delay, I’d like to continue regaling you with, if I may, my assorted musings on my excursion to the Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya. In other words, I want to talk more about Libya…

Christmas cheer from… from… wtf?

My wife gives money to a cancer charity. She gets literature of some sort for doing this, and here’s the front cover of the Christmas booklet she recently received. Why, as a Tet Zoo nerd, do I find it so funny?

Goddammit, no time for more reports from Libya, or for more in the toads series, or for articles on hairless Spectacled bears or tiny heterodontosaurids or neovenatorids, or anything really. Here’s how things are progressing in view of Saturday’s event…

The Tet Zoo tour of Libya (part I)

So, I recently returned from a brief sojourn in Libya. The trip was led by Richard Moody, best known for his work on Cretaceous sea turtles; I was also accompanied by palaeornithologist Gareth Dyke and by a group of people interested in the country’s geology. Libya – officially, the Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya…