Tetrapod Zoology

Happy Christmas


Am shutting up shop for Christmas – see you on the other side!


  1. #1 Andreas Johansson
    December 23, 2010

    Merry Christmas, Darren!

  2. #2 neil
    December 23, 2010

    Merry christmas to you and your family too 🙂

  3. #3 Hai~Ren
    December 23, 2010

    A Merry Christmas to everyone!

  4. #4 Marco Tedesco
    December 23, 2010

    Merry sol invictus and happy new year!

  5. #5 Robin Saunders
    December 23, 2010

    Merry Christmas Darren! Long-time lurker – your blog’s provided many hours of entertainment and distraction from my (maths) degree over the years. See you in the new year!

  6. #6 Victor
    December 23, 2010

    Merry Santmas, a happy Getting a New Calendar Day and a terrific Till an Even Newer Calendar Takes the Place of the Next One, Darren!

  7. #7 JuliaM
    December 23, 2010

    A very Merry Christmas indeed, and here’s to new discoveries in 2011!

  8. #8 Squiddhartha
    December 23, 2010


  9. #9 Rob
    December 23, 2010

    Merry Christmas and happy new year!

  10. #10 Forum Troll
    December 23, 2010

    Bah! Humbug!

  11. #11 Mike from Ottawa
    December 24, 2010

    Merry Christmas, Darren,

    And thanks for another great year of fascinating and thought-provoking Tetrapod Zoology.

    I’d also like to wish the best to all the very erudite commenters who contribute making TetZoo the best science blog out there.


  12. #12 Monado, FCD
    December 25, 2010

    Merry Christmas, Happy Yule, Happy New Year, a belated Happy Winter Solstice, and have a nice Winterval!

    Echoing Mike from Ottawa, all the best to the commenters, too!

  13. #13 Mike from Ottawa
    December 25, 2010

    Despite my own remark about the erudition of the commenters here, it only just (D’oh!) occurred to me to ask the commenters here (or Darren if he pops in) what they think of Michel Laurin’s ‘How Vertebrates Left the Water’. I’d be interested in an update on Jenny Clack’s ‘Gaining Ground’ but with more detail than Shubin’s ‘Your Inner Fish’ and was wondering if Laurin’s book is any good.

  14. #14 David Marjanović
    December 26, 2010

    It’s not that detailed, but you should get it anyway.

    Of course, Michel supervised my doctoral thesis, so I might be a bit biased… but the book is good at explaining big pictures and phylogenetics. 🙂

  15. #15 David Houston
    December 26, 2010

    Happy St. Stephen’s Day aka Boxing Day

    Hope you and yours had a lovely Christmas, and best wishes for the new year.

  16. #16 Mike from Ottawa
    December 26, 2010

    Thanks, David. I will pick up a copy.

    “Michel supervised my doctoral thesis”

    OK, I expected someone here would have read it, but I shouldn’t hav been surprised there’s that close a connection.

  17. #17 submitshop
    December 27, 2010

    Merry Christmas to you all from me.

  18. #18 supratall
    December 27, 2010

    Merry Christmas, Happy Yule, Happy New Year, a belated Happy Winter Solstice, and have a nice Winterval!

  19. #19 David Houston
    December 28, 2010

    Just got my Scientific American with your article.

    that was a bit of Christmas present.

  20. #20 Mike from Ottawa
    December 29, 2010


    What is the article and what issue of Sci-Am?

  21. #21 Darren Naish
    December 30, 2010

    Mike: it’s this article in the Jan 2011 issue.

  22. #22 Monado, FCD
    January 1, 2011

    Happy solstice and a good new year to all!

    If you’re going to be in London, you might want to see the Horniman Museum’ a temporary exhibit on the UK’s endangered animals, called “A Memorial for the Still Living“, which is open only until January 9th.

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