Friday, January 25, 2019
You might fondly remember the two previous posts in this series: Part I and Part II which describe a particularly bizarre group of basal ichthyosauromorphs called hupehsuchians. Known for their "bony body tubes" and wide, toothless mouths, hupehsuchians are a surprisingly diverse group that includes five monospecific genera: Nanchangosaurus, Hupehsuchus, Eohupehsuchus, Parahupehsuchus, and Eretmorhipis. Eretmorhipis is the most recently-described hupehsuchian (Chen et al. 2015) but also one of the more mysterious, as the holotype does not include a skull or even cervicals. I should mention this is also the case with Parahupehsuchus although it's missing most of the tail, too.
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
|Despite Sergey Krasovskiy's gorgeous art, it is not Crittendenceratops.|
Friday, November 16, 2018
|Thanos, the Mad Titan, disappointed with his namesake.|
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
|Ingentia prima by Jorge Gonzalez|
Friday, September 7, 2018
|The beaky noggin of Eorhynchochelys by...IVPP?|
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Once a week, on "Taxonomy Tuesday," I'll write a short post about some taxonomic weirdness that people might not think about. On this maiden voyage of "Taxonomy Tuesday," we'll talk about snakes...which are lizards.
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
|Sinoceratops vs. Carnotaurus|
Hold on to your butts...
Thursday, June 7, 2018
|The skeleton of Effigia|
Monday, May 14, 2018
Remember my post from last year about azendohsaurs and trilophosaurs? Well just the other day, paleoartist extraordinaire Gabriel Ugueto posted a sketch of something called Teraterpeton. I had no idea what this zany-looking reptile was, so I looked it up and was flabbergasted to find that it's a trilophosaur that is quite unlike Trilophosaurus. You'll notice that I did mention Teraterpeton in passing in that post, which must mean I didn't think it was a trilophosaur or at least was not unambiguously a trilophosaur. Turns out I'm incorrect--Teraterpeton is a perfectly good trilophosaur, and therefore an allokotosaur!