Tetrapod Zoology

Archives for October, 2010

Encountering Balaeniceps… in art

Do you remember this post, all about a birthday card I received in 2009? (go check, then come straight back here). The picture – which I like very much – is by Elizabeth Diggins of Oakwood Artists, and I’m not the only one who likes it: it was placed runner-up in BBC Wildlife Artist of…

Earlier this year (July) my children’s book on Mesozoic reptiles – Dinosaurs Life Size – appeared in the shops. People seem to like it (yikes, even if some of the ‘life sized’ animals are scaled wrong). July also saw the publication of Dorling Kindersley’s Know It All (Baines 2010): I didn’t write the whole book,…

I’ve mentioned laryngeal and tracheal anatomy a few times on Tet Zoo (see the links at the very bottom for more). Well, time to look at it again. It’s (relatively) little known that a long list of mammal species possess an assortment of ‘pouches’, pocket-like structures and pneumatic sacs and spaces within their throats, skulls,…