Tetrapod Zoology

Archives for January, 2010

South America has a diverse and well-studied toad fauna. The continent’s toads include some decidedly untoad-like taxa, such as the brightly coloured stubfoot toads or harlequin frogs. These remarkable little animals are superficially similar to the better known poison-dart frogs. What makes South America’s toads particularly interesting is that several of them occupy a basal…

Bonadonna’s Diplodocus

Davide Bonadonna kindly sent on these pictures of a Diplodocus model he produced (with assistance provided by Simone Maganuco) during Summer 2009 for the Capellini Museum in Bologna. 2009 was the centenary year for the installation of the museum’s Diplodocus carnegii replica skeleton: as I’m sure you know, it’s one of eight D. carnegii casts…