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Ichthyovenator: The Sail-Backed Fish Hunter of Laos

The newfound spinosaur, apparently the first confirmed in Asia, had a wavy sail that dipped downwards at the hips, creating the appearance of two smaller sails
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Paul Frankowski, documrnting working sail. 2

Vehicles / Watercraft : 70.8% (4 years ago)

Paul Frankowski at the helm of a Felucca Zanzibar Dhow in construction Deck of Dhow Dhow Mombasa Dhow Rig Fishing dhow red sea Hurgharda Fishing dhow red sea Hurgharda Sailing Shaui Zanzibar Sailing outrigger Zanzibar Name Nizva It ... Read Post

What Do We Know About Spinosaurs?

Biology / Paleontology : Dinosaur Tracking (4 years ago)

When I was a kid, Spinosaurus was one of my favorite dinosaurs. There was something so wonderfully odd about a massive predator with a sail on its back, but the trouble was that no one had a good idea what this animal looked like. S... Read Post

The Spinosaurids Arrive in Asia

Biology / Paleontology : Love In The Time Of Chasmosaurs (2 years ago)

This week in the journal Naturwissenshaften, we have the advance online publication of research describing a new spinosaurid, which the authors, led by Ronan Allain, dub Ichthyovenator laosensis: the Laotian Fish Hunter. Ichthyovena... Read Post


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