Tetrapod Zoology

Archives for November, 2010

Caperea alive!

By now you might be relatively familiar with the bizarre soft tissue and bony anatomy of the peculiar, poorly known Pygmy right whale Caperea marginata [a juvenile Caperea that stranded on New Zealand is shown above; original image by New Zealand Department of Conservation, from Te Papa’s Blog]. If you missed the relevant articles you…

Long-time readers will know that I’ve been planning to cover placodonts – a group of marine, armour-plated Triassic sauropterygian reptiles – for a long, long time. Still haven’t gotten round to it (though there is this one picture). But here’s something, at least: a piece of text on the weird, fascinating German placodont Henodus. The…

The science of Godzilla, 2010

The time has come to recycle this Tet Zoo classic, dating to February 2007 (it’s actually one of the oldest of Tet Zoo ver 2 articles). I’ve updated it a bit and have included new pics – enjoy! [image below from Kaiji anatomical drawings.. read on for discussion]. To begin with, let’s get things straight…