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The 12th Year of Tet Zoo

As of January 21, 2018, Tetrapod Zoology has been going for 12 years. What does this mean? It means that—once more—it’s time to review the year that’s passed... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

The 12th Year of Tet Zoo

It’s the Tet Zoo birthday once more. As of January 21st, 2018, Tetrapod Zoology has been going for 12 years. What does this mean? It means that – once more – it’s time to... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Lessons of Piltdown doubters

Darren Naish at Tetrapod Zoology has published a nice post about early doubters of the Piltdown fossils: “Piltdown Man and the Dualist Contention”. The scientific establishment recognized that the supposed Piltdown hominin fossils were forgeries in the early 1950s. Show More Summary

The TetZooCon of 2017

The fourth TetZooCon—a convention devoted to the theme and content of the blog Tetrapod Zoology—just happened, and what a success it was... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

The TetZooCon of 2017

The fourth TetZooCon – a convention devoted to the theme and content of the blog Tetrapod Zoology – just happened, and what a success it was... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

TetZooCon 2017

On Saturday October 21, Natee and I once again attended TetZooCon, the convention spun off (lest we forget) from Darren Naish's long-running blog, Tetrapod Zoology (currentlyhostedatScientificAmerican), and the incredibly tightly focused and well-edited TetZoo Podcast. Show More Summary

Everything Dinosaur Prepares for TetZooCon 2017

Slides Prepared for TetZooCon 2017 Not long to go now until the fourth, annual Tetrapod zoology conference (TetZooCon), opens its doors.  The conference is on Saturday, October 21st and once again the organisers have put on an amazing and varied agenda.  Everything Dinosaur is proud to be associated with this fantastic event and team members

Countdown to TetZooCon 2017

TetZooCon 2017 (October 21st, 2017) The fourth annual Tetrapod zoology conference (TetZooCon), is rapidly approaching and for those of us used to dealing with deep geological time, the 21st October is coming around really fast!  Playing host to this Everything Dinosaur supported event, is The Venue, Malet Street, London and this year's agenda is jam-packed

Could Having More Bigfoot Skeptics Help Cryptozoology? Maybe So.

“I have a long-term, unshakeable interest in Bigfoot, and I’ve thought about the subject quite a lot,” wrote Darren Naish in June of last year. Naish is a British palaeontologist and science writer, who authors the Tetrapod Zoology blog over at Scientific American.  The post featuring this quote, titled “If Bigfoot...

The Mongolian Death Worm

This would have been a comment on a recent post by Darren Naish at Tetrapod Zoology on the behaviour of amphisbaenians, but the commenting system they have at Scientific American these days means that any comment on a post more than a couple of days old will never be seen by anyone. Show More Summary

Tetrapod Zoology Continues With Part III on the Maniraptors

Welcome to the third article in the series on trends and tendencies in non-bird maniraptoran evolution (part 1 is here, part 2 is here). In previous articles we looked at the position of maniraptorans within the theropod radiation, and at the main maniraptoran groups. Show More Summary

Tetrapod Zoology on The Maniraptor Dinosaurs Part 2

In this second article on maniraptorans, we look at the main groups that constitute this clade: you’ll need to remember the main group names if the trends and tendencies discussed in later parts of this series are to make any sense.Show More Summary

Darren Naish at Tetrapod Zoology Takes ont he Maniraptors

One of the dinosaur groups we talk about the most is Maniraptora, the sub-group of theropods (aka ‘predatory dinosaurs’) that includes birds as well as the significantly bird-like dromaeosaurs, troodontids and oviraptors, and the slightly less bird-like therizinosaurs and alvarezsaurs. Excepting birds, all of these groups perished during Cretaceous times. link.

Look Away: Chameleons

Mediterranean chameleon Chaemaeleo chamaeleon, copyright Benny Trapp. For my next post, I drew the topic of 'Chamaeleonidae', the chameleons. This left me with a bit of a quandary because Darren Naish over at Tetrapod Zoology covered the chameleons recently in his usual exhaustive style in a series of three posts (part 1, part 2, part 3). Show More Summary

Tetrapod Zoology 10th-Birthday Extravaganza, Part 4: Looking Back at a Decade of Tetrapod Zoology

Some days ago (January 21st 2016), Tet Zoo reached its 10th birthday. You might have heard this already, sorry for going on about it. Here, in the last of a whole series of birthday-themed... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Tetrapod Zoology 10th-Birthday Extravaganza, Part 3: Tet Zoo's Tetrapod Treatment in 2015

Welcome to the third of the Tet Zoo 10th-birthday articles. Yes, I’m doing a whole month of looking back at 10 years of blogging (part 1 here, part 2 here). In the previous articles we looked... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.co...

Tetrapod Zoology 10th-Birthday Extravaganza, Part 2: The Rest of 2015 Reviewed

Time for the second part of my TetZoo-centric look back at 2015. Here, we look at some All Yesterdays–themed spinoff, conference season, sea monsters, TetZooCon and assorted other things.... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Tetrapod Zoology 10th Birthday Extravaganza, Part II: the Rest of 2015 Reviewed

Time for the second part of my TetZoo-centric look back at 2015. Here, we look at some All Yesterdays-themed spinoff, conference season, sea monsters, TetZooCon, and assorted other things. Part I of... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Tetrapod Zoology 10th-Birthday Extravaganza, Part 1: 2015 in Review

Hello, Happy New Year, and welcome to the first Tet Zoo post of 2016. Regular readers will know that January is the month in which I review the previous year’s adventures, and I save these... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Tetrapod Zoology 10th Birthday Extravaganza, Part I: 2015 In Review

Hello, Happy New Year, and welcome to the first Tet Zoo post of 2016. Regular readers will know that January is the month in which I review the previous year’s adventures, and I save these... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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