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The ScienceBlogs Epoch. Ran from 23 January 2007 to 8 November 2011 (the last proper article being on 30 June 2011).

Nerd Edition

2007 Articles[edit]

January[edit]

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The evolution of vampires [1]
Oxpeckers: poor at tick control, great at keeping your wounds open [2]
Still to come… [3]
Troodontids and owls: oh, the irony (part I) [4]
The godwits’ many bills [5]
Troodontids and owls: oh, the irony (part II) [6]
Ten things you didn’t know about sloths [7]
Good oxpecker, bad oxpecker? Not all oxpeckers are alike [8]

February[edit]

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Vampire finches and the path to parasitism [9]
Witton joins the blacklist [10]
Dammit, and I sooo loved the ‘necks for sex’ hypothesis [11]
An encounter with a crossbill [12]
Coccothraustes: most bizarre of finches [13]
The science of Godzilla (teaser) [14]
The science of Godzilla [15]
The vampires are coming.. [16]
Desmodontines: the amazing vampire bats [17]
Giant extinct vampire bats: bane of the Pleistocene megafauna [18]
Camazotz and the age of vampires (teaser) [19]
Camazotz and the age of vampires [20]
The Ask A Biologist project [21]
Speculative Zoology: Wedel throws down the gauntlet [22]
The Godzilla Effect [23]
Dark origins: the mysterious evolution of blood-feeding in bats [24]
A new hypothesis on the evolution of blood-feeding: food source duality involving nectarivory. Catchy, no? [25]
In the week to come… [26]
Britain’s lost tree frogs: sigh, not another ‘neglected native’ [27]
Therizinosauroids and Altangerel Perle [28]
Chimpanzees make and use spears [29]
The sonic lance hypothesis [30]
A 3-m tooth that can bend 30 cm in any direction and is hypersentitive to salinity, temperature and pressure… and the sonic lance hypothesis [31]
Feathers and filaments of non-avian dinosaurs, part I [32]

March[edit]

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Feathers and filaments of dinosaurs, part II [33]
Australia’s new feral mega-cat (teaser) [34]
Australia’s new feral mega-cats [35]
Dinosauroid cave art discovered [36]
Spiky-frilled, lek-breeding amphibious salamanders… or ‘newts’ [37]
Move over Theropoda, Sebecosuchia rules [38]
Biggest squirrel ever [39]
PVP : Predator vs Predator [40]
Lithgow mega-cat footage goes live [41]
Belated welcome to a 'new' clouded leopard.. named in 1823 [42]
Oh no, not another giant predatory flightless bat from the future [43]
The pigeon in the fireplace [44]
War rhinos (teasers) [45]
War rhinos [46]
In Maple First Land on March 14th [47]
Big Cats in Britain, the 2007 conference [48]
The lynxes in the garage, the leopard in Calendar Girls [49]
The mastiff cat hypothesis [50]
The Dufftown cat and its rabbit-headed kin [51]

April[edit]

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At last, the rhinogradentians (part I) April Fools'! [52]
When snouters attack (or… rhinogradentians part II) April Fools'! [53]
Your Triassic armadillodiles [54]
Aetosaurs and ethics [55]
The armadillodile diaries, a story of science ethics [56]
Britain, land of heart-stoppingly good dinosaur fossils [57]
McGowan’s mystery bovid [58]
The most terrestrial of bats [59]
Our friend, Veasta [60]
Beasts of Portland: the location of wheatears, the spread of wall lizards, the scat of a lynx [61]
The Tet Zoo field guide to ostrich dinosaurs (part I) [62]
The Tet Zoo field guide to ostrich dinosaurs (part II) [63]
Terrifying sex organs of male turtles [64]

May[edit]

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Welcome…. to the world of sheep [65]
When all promises are met [66]
Pompey and Steepo, the world-record-holding champion slow-worms [67]
The legend of Hogzilla [68]
Arboreal alligator lizards – yes, really [69]
Cassowaries kick ass [70]
Galve: giant mystery crocodyliforms and, yay, more istiodactylids [71]
Rabbit-headed cats in the news [72]
Galve: European spinosaurines, cryptic camarasaurs, and tiny heterodontosaurids [73]
Tet Zoo picture of the day # 1 Darren's drawing of dromaeosaur chucking its lunch [74]
Tet Zoo picture of the day # 2 Tapejara imperator life restoration model at German museum [75]
Tet Zoo picture of the day # 3 NHM's Elasmotherium sibiricum skull and reconstructed horn [76]
Tet Zoo picture of the day # 4 Elastic Tanystropheus model [77]
Tet Zoo picture of the day # 5 White rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) [78]
Tet Zoo picture of the day # 6 Giraffe skull (Giraffa camelopardalis) [79]
Stupidly large snakes, the story so far [80]

June[edit]

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Tet Zoo picture of the day # 7 Fossil rhino embryo (Subhyracodon occidentalis) [81]
Multiple new species of large, living mammal (part I) [82]
Multiple new species of large, living mammal (part II) [83]
Multiple new species of large, living mammal (part III) [84]
Multiple new species of large, living mammal (part IV) [85]
Tet Zoo picture of the day # 8 Darren's bookshelf of books [86]
Tet Zoo picture of the day # 9 More books and a forest pic [87]
Tet Zoo picture of the day # 10 Chinese goose: the domesticated form of (Anser cygnoides) [88]
Peter Hocking’s big cats: where are you now? [89]
Tet Zoo picture of the day # 11 Styracosaurus feeding on carcass by Mark Witton [90]
Tet Zoo picture of the day # 12 Brachiosaurus outside of Chicago Field Museum [91]
Tet Zoo picture of the day # 13 Maned wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus) [92]
Tet Zoo picture of the day # 14 Cuban crocodile (Crocodylus rhombifer) [93]
Return…. to the world of sheep [94]
Five things you didn’t know about armadillos [95]
Gigantoraptor, Eocursor and… baby Toni [96]
Tet Zoo picture of the day # 15 Turtle-Headed Sea Snake (Emydocephalus annulatus) [97]
Coprophagy and the giraffe-neck program: more on plethodontids [98]
Tet Zoo picture of the day # 16 Mystery skull (check next article for answer) [99]
Sea lions really are quite impressive [100]
Tet Zoo picture of the day # 17 A gorgonopsid! But not really. [101]
It’s all about me (actually, it’s not) [102]
Tet Zoo picture of the day # 18 Mystery animal carcass [103]
Mystery of the Erongo carcass [104]
Temnospondyls the early years (part I) [105]

July[edit]

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Tet Zoo picture of the day # 19 Mystery animal solved: Tawny frogmouth (Podargus strigoides) bristled feathers flick [106]
Tet Zoo picture of the day # 20 Brachiosaurid skull HMN t1 [107]
Crassigyrinus, or… How I’d love a giant killer Carboniferous tadpole for a pet [108]
Tet Zoo picture of the day # 21 Mystery animal solved: Okapi (Okapia johnstoni) tongue flick [109]
Temnospondyls the early years (part II) [110]
Tet Zoo picture of the day # 22 Darren surrounded by apemen (the horror) [111]
Tet Zoo picture of the day # 23 Daeodon model from Denver Museum of Natural History [112]
Amazing social life of the Green iguana [113]
Survivors, diggers, herbivores, first giant terrestrial vertebrates: the caseids [114]
Goodbye Tetrapod Zoology [115]
The answers we seek: on ‘goodbyes’, the necks of caseids, and weird mystery sauropods [116]
The surprising and hitherto undocumented late survival of non-dinosaurian dinosauromorphs [117]
The latest acquisitions [118]
Tet Zoo picture of the day # 24 Bavarian archaeopterygid statues (bird poop evaded) [119]
Tet Zoo picture of the day # 25 Mike Skrepnick Late Cretaceous sea mural [120]

August[edit]

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Tet Zoo picture of the day # 26 Darren's drawings of Triassic placodonts (Placodus, Cyamodus, Henodus) [121]
Tet Zoo picture of the day # 27 Steve White's futuristic fauna mural and link to his blog [122]
Yet again, poor little deer gets killed by big nasty eagle [123]
Another mystery photograph [124]
The Frasercot: an enigmatic new carnivoran known only from its pelt [125]
Tet Zoo has left the building [126]
The Bere Regis polecat corpse [127]
And off we go again… [128]

September[edit]

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The best conference ever [129]
Dsungaripterid pterosaurs and the proliferation of Wittoniana [130]
On electroreception, poisonous ankle spurs, and lots of REM sleep [131]
Drake, we are LEAVING! [132]
And so it ends… return from the Wellnhofer pterosaur meeting [133]
The Wellnhofer pterosaur meeting, part I [134]
It could look a giraffe in the eyes [135]
The Wellnhofer pterosaur meeting, part II [136]
The Wellnhofer pterosaur meeting, part III [137]
Holtz and Rey 2007, the prophecy revealed [138]
SVPCA 2007: lepidosaurs, turtles, crocodilians, the plesiosaur research revolution continues [139]
Hell yes: Komodo dragons!!! [140]
Pentaceratops: that’s quite the skull [141]
Tet Zoo picture of the day # 28 Very desperate bronze hippo pic [142]
SVPCA 2007: dinosaurs attack [143]

October[edit]

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55th SVPCA: the assembled horde [144]
Of Becklespinax and Valdoraptor [145]
SV-POW! is go [146]
Wherefore art thou, cryptozoology? (teaser) [147]
That cryptozoology conference: mystery lizards, sea monsters and whale penises, 40 years of the Patterson footage [148]
I stroked a pipistrelle [149]
Hard-shelled sea turtles and a diet of glass [150]
Monster hunting? Well, no. No. [151]
Identify the creature [152]
The mysterious tree-creature revealed [153]
More on the mainstreamification of cryptozoology: former cryptids and hypothetical cryptids [154]
It’s the Helmeted water toad! [155]
Horn-headed biting frogs and pouches and false teeth [156]
More wide-mouthed South American horned frogs [157]
I’ve had enough, I’m leaving [158]
Frogs and toads: sheer, untold awesomeness [159]
Oh, to be a so-called ‘transitional anuran’ [160]

November[edit]

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Life-size two-dimensional condors and teratorns [161]
Ghost frogs, hyloids, arcifery.. what more could you want? [162]
Probably not a sasquatch [163]
A most atypical stegosaur [164]
Green-boned glass frogs, monkey frogs, toothless toads [165]
Of short-heads, shovel-snouters and squeakers: an afrobatrachian’s tale (part I) [166]
Giraffe vs plane [167]
The world’s most amazing sauropod [168]
Polymorphism, squeakers, the hairy frog: an afrobatrachian’s tale (part II) [169]
Homage to The Velvet Claw (teaser) [170]
Homage to The Velvet Claw (part I) [171]
Homage to The Velvet Claw (part II) [172]
Deer oh deer, this joke gets worse every time I use it [173]
Its cute little face [174]
The goat-eating hot water bottle turtles [175]
Red bats [176]

December[edit]

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Flying frogs, goliath frogs, and the one who can eat 16-and-a-half baby cobras [177]
Congratulations Dr Blanchard [178]
My most favouritest dinosaurs: ceratosaurids [179]
Evidence that too much Greg Paul is bad for you [180]
Australia, land of placentals (part I) [181]
Australia, land of placentals (part II) [182]
Photos of the Loch Ness monster (teaser) [183]
Really: photos of the Loch Ness monster [184]
Voracious snub-nosed robber [185]
The Cumnor monster mandible [186]
Christmas cheer at Tet Zoo [187]
Britain: wildlife theme-park [188]
Islands of otters and strange foxes [189]
Extinct Cuban canids and Darwin’s fox [190]
Pterosaurs alive in, like, the modern day! [191]
Get ready for 2008: Year Of The Frog [192]

2008 Articles[edit]

January[edit]

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How (not) to keep dinosaurs [193]
Surreal caecilians part I: tentacles and protrusible eyes [194]
Surreal caecilians part II: pass mum’s skin, hold the mayo [195]
The sad death of the Lake Khaiyr monster [196]
How to really keep dinosaurs [197]
Mysterious gracile felids [198]
So what was that mysterious black gracile felid? [199]
Giants and sirens: caudates part I [200]
The wonder that is the internally fertilizing salamander clade: caudates part II [201]
Teenage pregnancy in Mesozoic dinosaurs [202]
Dinosaurs – A Historical Perspective [203]
Crato Formation fossils and the new tapejarids [204]
The EDGE amphibian project launches today [205]
Birds vs planes [206]
Happy second birthday Tetrapod Zoology (part I) [207]
Tetrapods of 2007 (happy birthday Tet Zoo part II) [208]
Titan-hawks and other super-raptors [209]
An affection for snapping turtles [210]
Aetosaurs and whistle-blowing, the saga continues [211]

February [edit]

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Dude, where’s my astrapothere? [212]
Purussaurs: monster caimans of the Miocene [213]
Snorki the giant’s friends and relatives [214]
Ankylosaur week, day 1: Hungarosaurus [215]
Ankylosaur week, day 2: Tarchia [216]
Ankylosaur week, day 3: Aletopelta [217]
Ankylosaur week, day 4: Panoplosaurus [218]
Ankylosaur week, day 5: Edmontonia [219]
Ankylosaur week, day 6: Silvisaurus [220]
Ankylosaur week, day 7: Animantarx [221]
Axolotls on the EDGE! [222]
Evolutionary intermediates among the girdled lizards [223]
Traumatic anal intercourse with a pig [224]
Big cats in Britain: this time it’s personal [225]
The mystery of Ermentrude the lizard [226]
Ermentrude the liolaemine [227]

March[edit]

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Planet Earth is rubbish [228]
A bizarre unidentified ungulate [229]
Takins, and another what-the-hell-is-it [230]
Goodbye from the stem-haematotherm, goodbye from me [231]
Return from Tropiquaria [232]
Europe, where the sabre-tooths, lions and leopards are [233]
Pumas of South Africa, cheetahs of France, jaguars of England [234]
Belated happy birthday AAB! [235]
Aquatic proto-people and the theory hypothesis of initial bipedalism [236]
Tiny pterosaurs and pac-man frogs from hell [237]
Chinese black rhinos and deinotheres, giant sengis, and yet more new lemurs [238]
The horror that is LOLSAUROPODS [239]
How intelligent dinosaurs conquered the world [240]
Early abelisaurs and fan-crested and stretch-jawed hadrosaurs [241]
Tet Zoo needs you! [242]

April[edit]

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Amphisbaenians and the origins of mammals April Fools'! [243]
More news on ‘Dinosaurs – A Historical Perspective’ [244]
The wahs are coming! [245]
Nigayla-ponya, firefox, true panda: its life and times [246]
The once mighty red panda empire [247]
Desktop herping [248]
Of giant plated lizards and rough-necked monitors [249]
The spiny genitals and rock-chewing habits of crested porcupines [250]
Where the scelidosaurs and iguanodontians roam [251]
The most amazing eagle footage ever….. faked [252]
Britain’s lost lynxes and wildcats [253]
Functional anatomy ALIVE [254]
The Great Goswell Copse Zootoca [255]
Bipedal orangs, gait of a dinosaur, and new-look Ichthyostega: exciting times in functional anatomy part I [256]
Of dragons, marsupial lions and the sixth digits of elephants: functional anatomy part II [257]
When I grow up, I want to be a functional anatomist: functional anatomy part III [258]

May[edit]

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Do short titles really work? [259]
Raptor makes killing in university grounds [260]
I’ll be back [261]
California’s declining frogs [262]
The Crystal Palace monsters, armoured tyrannosaurs and lurking sauropods: a look back at ‘Dinosaurs – A Historical Perspective’ (part I) [263]
‘From the north came the furry tyrannosaurs’, and other memorable lines: a look back at ‘Dinosaurs – A Historical Perspective’ (part II) [264]
Scolecophidians: seriously strange serpents [265]
Identify the oddity [266]
What was that skull? [267]
My old, sad t-shirt [268]
Nightjars of Madagascar [269]
RIP Yeheskel Shoshani [270]
Side-stabbing stiletto snakes [271]
Terrestrial stalking azhdarchids, the paper [272]
Lots of sunbirds have dumb names [273]

June[edit]

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Aetogate: so where are we now? [274]
Best lake monster image ever: the Mansi photo [275]
Where pterosaurs are made [276]
Oh no, a book review… Dinosaurs The Encyclopedia: Supplement 5 [277]
‘Cryptic intermediates’ and the evolution of chameleons [278]
2007: a good year for terror birds and mega-ducks [279]
It is still Year of the Frog [280]
You’re not a proto-phorusrhacid, but you’re still a cariamaen, and that’s alright with me (ode to the Ameghinornithidae) [281]
On Menlung Glacier in 1951 [282]
That most famous of yeti tracks [283]
Chicken chicken chicken [284]
Raven, the claw-handed bird, last of the phorusrhacids [285]
Giraffe-killing lions exploit paved roads [286]
A life secretly devoted to fish-lizards [287]
My dead mole [288]
Don’t be messin’ with GOLDEN MOLES!!!1! [289]
How do you masturbate an elephant? [290]
“The single most beautiful image anywhere on the internet” [291]
Invasion of the marsupial weasels, dogs, cats and bears… or is it? [292]

July[edit]

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Long-snouted marsupial martens and false thylacines [293]
Marsupial ‘bears’ and marsupial sabre-tooths [294]
Some fossil tetrapod thing [295]
The new Crato Formation enantiornithine [296]
The amazing Hook Island sea monster photos [297]
Santa Cruz’s duck-billed elephant monster [298]
Professor Sharpe’s mysterious sea-serpent photo [299]
It had wool, and armour plates, a massive beak, horns, and it smelled veeeeery bad: whatever happened to the Tecolutla monster? [300]
Where are all the dead sea monsters? [301]
Skull of the Moore’s Beach monster revealed! [302]
Why do some owls have ear tufts? [303]
A stunning new Mesozoic bird… well, new-ish [304]
Hey, that’s me, there on TV [305]
Sexual dimorphism in bird bills: commoner than we’d thought [306]
It’s such a load of bull [307]
The tree-climbing dinosaurs are coming [308]
A quick history of tree-climbing dinosaurs [309]
Another annoying zoological specimen that needs identifying [310]
On identifying a dolphin skull [311]
Leopard vs crocodile (better late than never) [312]
Seriously frickin’ weird cetacean skulls: Kogia, shark-mouthed horror [313]
The dolphins with the massive jagged bony crests Platanista [314]
Scaphokogia! [315]
Inia: gnarly, heterodont, carries rocks for fun [316]

August[edit]

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Killer sperm whales [317]
Blunt-nosed paedomorphic cutie Orcaella [318]
Weird whales grand finale Physeter, Odobenocetops, Semirostrum [319]
What was the Montauk monster? [320]
Mysterious striped mammal photographed [321]
Duiker, rhymes with biker [322]
She was a very strange woodpecker [323]
Woodpeckers: barbed tentacles and the avoidance of brain injury [324]
Sable antelopes and the miseducation of youth [325]
A truly novel Mesozoic archosaur [326]
Tet Zoo on tour [327]
A world without Baw Baw frogs? [328]
What the hell is going on with dromaeosaur tails? [329]
Proof that dromaeosaurs climbed their prey [330]
Meteoroid vs goose… again [331]

September [edit]

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“Like a normal blog”… and rabbit-eating herons [332]
Because it would be wrong not to mention a sperm whale named like a tyrannosaur [333]
At the 56th SVPCA – hello Dublin! [334]
Pads and notches in the necks of tube-crested hadrosaurs… SAY WHAT? [335]
One of so many bizarre Triassic marine reptiles [336]
One-eyed indri [337]
Sleep behaviour and sleep postures [338]
Giant killer pigs from hell [339]
The detachable tails of pigeons [340]
Please name my flightless pterosaur [341]
Shemhazai and other flightless pterosaurs [342]
Come back Lank, (nearly) all is forgiven [343]
I don’t care if you know what it is, it’s still weird [344]
I, Priodontes, the tatuasu [345]
The Long-necked seal, described 1751 [346]
Tet Zoo, the wordle [347]
My week in pictures [348]
The skin of ichthyosaurs [349]
Yet another bizarre and unfortunate giraffe death [350]

October[edit]

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I have too many toys [351]
Alligators eat fruit [352]
What is the Snodland mystery cat? [353]
Unhappy with Aerosteon [354]
The plasticity of deer [355]
When eagles go bad, all over again [356]
An American tyrant in London [357]
Terrestrial elapids, take 2 [358]
Perhaps the weirdest chicks of all [359]
Why I hate plastic tampon applicators [360]
Gilbert White’s pet tortoise, and what is ‘grey literature’ anyway? [361]
Amerindian art shows that giant flightless pterosaurs survived into modern times [362]
Epidexipteryx: bizarre little strap-feathered maniraptoran [363]
A beast in the water [364]
Filming Migo, the monster of Lake Dakataua [365]
The hands of sauropods: horseshoes, spiky columns, stumps and banana shapes [366]
The world’s largest modern crocodilian skull [367]
Shocking inter-racial sex scenes [368]

November[edit]

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A nice piece of ass [369]
Why the Lion Grew Its Mane, a book review [370]
Super-size cougars [371]
Do crocodilians (sometimes) feed their young? [372]
Long and Schouten’s Feathered Dinosaurs, a review [373]
The ‘python bites fence’ photo [374]
The tangled mammoths [375]
Belatedly, Nemoramjetia (= Avisapiens) [376]
When salamanders invaded the Dinaric Karst: convergence, history, and reinvention of the troglobitic olm [377]
Ifrita the poisonous passerine [378]
New, obscure, and nearly extinct rodents of South America, and… when fossils come alive [379]
My mummified fox [380]

December[edit]

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Giant furry pets of the Incas [381]
B. rex! [382]
The domes of wisdom [383]
The Cultured Ape, and Attenborough on gorillas [384]
Pseudopodoces, the corvid that wasn’t [385]
Don’t do that Dave [386]
Attack of the flying steamer ducks [387]
Tet Zoo The Movie [388]
Yours, in desperation [389]
To the Sahara in quest of dinosaurs (living and extinct) [390]
Over the Atlas Mountains and to the land of rebbachisaurs, agamas and fennec foxes [391]
Spinosaurs as graffiti [392]
From Morocco, with larks, babblers, gazelles, owls and GIANT DINOSAUR BONES [393]
A Tet Zoo Christmas [394]
I am lazy and must change in 2009 [395]
Speculative penguins: the horror, the horror [396]
Gannets, most awesome of seabirds [397]

2009[edit]

January[edit]

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Happy 2009, from the gulls [398]
Bones of the Krayt dragon [399]
Fascinated by boobies [400]
Slow-worms of 2008 [401]
A shop called “Desman” [402]
Goodbye Bulo Burti boubou (sort of) [403]
England ‘does a Montauk’ [404]
Duckbilled monsters [405]
Fish owls in reverse [406]
How did the White rhino get its name? Not how you think (even if you’re very clever) [407]
Tell me something new about basilisks, puh-lease [408]
The Pogeyan, a new mystery cat [409]
The Hayling Island Jungle cat [410]
Happy THIRD birthday Tet Zoo [411]
Weirdest cat ever. Seriously. [412]
STOP ‘feeding’ the ducks [413]
Because it’s the weekend… [414]
Mysterious channels of Alca torda [415]
Kleptoparasitism at Westbury Manor [416]
The Tet Zoo guide to rhynchosaurs, part I [417]
The giant green fragrant parrot [418]
A stork in ice and snow [419]

February[edit]

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The Tet Zoo guide to rhynchosaurs, part II [420]
The Tet Zoo guide to rhynchosaurs, part III [421]
Giant killers: macropredation in lions [422]
Ode to Titanoboa [423]
Because I don’t have time for anything else [424]
Hello Emma Naish! [425]
A month in dinosaurs (and pterosaurs): 1, therizinosauroid fuzz [426]
A month in dinosaurs (and pterosaurs): 2, of alvarezsaurids and avialians [427]
An annoying hiatus [428]
Yes, it was a kiwi [429]
A month in dinosaurs (and pterosaurs): 3, Minotaurasaurus and giant chasmosaurines [430]
Struthio‘s pectoral weirdness [431]
Pterosaurs breathed in bird-like fashion and had inflatable air sacs in their wings [432]
A case of dead kingfishers [433]
200 years of kiwi research [434]
Chock-full of rodent bones [435]
It’s not a rhinogradentian: it’s the most fantastic jerboa, Euchoreutes [436]
Why do some snakes have horns? [437]
Close encounters with the Father of Death [438]
Not two, not three, but FOUR anacondas [439]
The tiniest snakes [440]
‘Revising’ the Siberian tiger [441]

March[edit]

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A 6 ton model, and a baby that puts on 90 kg a day: rorquals part I [442]
From cigar to elongated, bloated tadpole: rorquals part II [443]
Lunging is expensive, jaws can be noisy, and what’s with the asymmetry? Rorquals part III [444]
Harbour seal kills and eats duck [445]
How to rot down dead bodies: the Tet Zoo body farm [446]
The English Marsh frog invasion [447]
What’s wrong with this hippo? [448]
March of the (small, plastic) pelicans [449]
A month in dinosaurs (and pterosaurs): 4, flaplings and head-sails anew [450]
A month in dinosaurs (and pterosaurs): 5, pterosaurs vs birds, or not… or is it? [451]
Trunks trunks trunks [452]
Junk in the trunk: why sauropod dinosaurs did not possess trunks [453]
RoboCroc [454]
Over 400 new mammal species have been named since 1993 [455]
Statistics, seals and sea monsters in the technical literature [456]
Another effort to help rid a beach of plastic waste [457]
Snow White and the six perissodactyls [458]
Thunder beasts in pictures [459]
Thunder beasts of New York [460]
A Russian sea monster carcass is claimed to be that of an ancient ‘archaeocete’ whale [461]
Passerine birds fight dirty, a la Velociraptor [462]

April[edit]

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Recently discovered late-surviving carnivorous reptiles probably explain the origin of the dragon myth April Fools'! [463]
The exploding Taiwanese sperm whale [464]
Monsters, dead birds and dinosaur stuff [465]
Myth of the six-foot super-owl [466]
Stuffed megamammal week, day 1: Khama [467]
Stuffed megamammal week, day 2: Eland [468]
Stuffed megamammal week, day 3: Okapi [469]
Stuffed megamammal week, day 4: Sumatran rhino [470]
Stuffed megamammal week, day 5: of elephants and gorillas [471]
Tongues, venom glands, and the changing face of Goronyosaurus [472]
Identify Popwell’s mystery mammal [473]
Great Asian cattle [474]
Alien para-tetrapods of Snaiad [475]
Mosasaurs might have used the same microscopic streamlining tricks as sharks and dolphins [476]
Udanoceratops tschizhovi, the basics [477]
No-one talks about Anchiceratops, boo hoo [478]
Zuniceratops and the early acquisition and alleged dimorphism of ceratopsian brow horns [479]
A very alternative view of horned dinosaur anatomy [480]
Ceratopsian dinosaurs: cheeky or beaky? [481]
Greek-nosed first-horned face and the ‘bagaceratopids’ [482]
Dissecting an emu [483]
Ridiculous super-elongate, coiled windpipes allow some birds to function like trombones – - or is it violins? [484]
Welcome, Dr M. P. Taylor [485]

May[edit]

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Dead baby birds: why here, why now? [486]
Dissecting Ozbert the ostrich [487]
Tet Zoo featured on NBN [488]
The panel-mounted Anchiceratops [489]
What was the animal in the ‘Jaws’ photo? [490]
Identifying that ‘Jaws’ carcass [491]
Cyril Walker [492]
The small, recently extinct, island-dwelling crocodilians of the south Pacific [493]
Even more recently extinct, island dwelling crocodilians [494]
Montauk Monster take 2, sigh [495]
What the hell is that? Another Tet Zoo quiz [496]
Why can’t my readers be dumber? Or: replica owls [497]
Sea Dragons of Avalon: a 2009 seminar [498]
100 years of Tyrannosaurus rex [499]
Phylogenetic roulette and the identification of sea monsters [500]
Screwed-up Secretary bird [501]
Are parrots actually pigeons? [502]
Patagonian Mesozoic Reptiles, a book review [503]
Sauropod dinosaurs held their necks in high, raised postures [504]
Dinosaurs come out to play (so do turtles, and crocodilians, and Komodo dragons) [505]

June[edit]

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We need MORE FROGS [506]
The Global Amphibian Crisis, 2009 [507]
Change your attitude

[508]

A ‘lake monster’ caught on film at Lake Champlain

[509]

Babies love Luis Rey [510]
The ‘Birds Come First’ hypothesis of dinosaur evolution [511]
Birds Come First – oh no they don’t! [512]
The End of the Line: a must see [513]
Cute, furry, has claws, bites [514]
Oh no, not another new Wealden theropod! [515]
The aquatic Majungasaurus, or not [516]
Limusaurus: awesome and wonderful, with or without the hands [517]
Lysorophians and aïstopods [518]
The other ground hornbill [519]
Ground hornbills: savannah-dwelling, avian pseudo-hominids [520]
Getting the phrase ‘shit happens’ into the title of a technical publication [521]
Alligators vs melons: the final battle [522]
Leopard cats: exotic and (sometimes) wild in the UK [523]

July[edit]

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In which Bob Nicholls exceeds expectations and produces some jolly good artwork [524]
The world’s biggest ever fish: time to put out the trash [525]
Tiny frogs and giant spiders: the best of friends [526]
I thought birds didn’t eat millipedes [527]
I have a new dead hedgehog… [528]
Dinosaurs of Italy! [529]
The first over-land migration of Canadian beluga [530]
Animal deathmatch: rhino vs croc, hippo vs shark…. leopard vs small passerine?? [531]
The newest whales [532]
The USA is still yielding lots of new extant tetrapod species [533]
We flightless primates [534]
Why are books so bloody expensive? [535]
Death by lightning for giraffes, elephants, sheep and cows [536]
Dromomerycids: discuss [537]
Publishing with a hidden agenda: why birds simply cannot be dinosaurs [538]
Una serpiente pequeña [539]
“What was that cute little Mexican snake?”, and other musings… [540]
Duck humps dog, and other stories from the world of waterfowl sex [541]
What I saw at the zoo yesterday… [542]
Rogue killer Ice Age walruses can really ruin your day [543]
Sneak peek [544]
Inside Nature’s Giants: a major television event worthy of praise and accolade. Part I! [545]
Inside Nature’s Giants part II: whale guts and hindlimbs ahoy [546]
Enough mammals for the time being: crocodiles on Inside Nature’s Giants (part III) [547]
Inside Nature’s Giants part IV: the incredible anatomy of the giraffe [548]

August[edit]

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Return from Avalon [549]
Sea Dragons of Avalon, an Arthurian adventure (part I) [550]
An Arthurian adventure, part II: more fossil marine reptiles than are good for your health [551]
Because we all love Paleogene ‘ungulates’ [552]
What did a dinoceratan do? [553]
Because Andrewsarchus is not the world’s only mesonychian (mesonychians part I) [554]
Mesonychians part II: Andrewsarchus was a hell of a lot weirder than all the books say [555]
Mesonychians part III: Andrewsarchus and the triisodontines [556]
Mesonyx and the other mesonychid mesonychians (mesonychians part IV) [557]
Hapalodectids, the once otter-like proto-whales (mesonychians part V) [558]
Mark Witton’s secret: finally out [559]
Caving in to the pressure and joining Facebook [560]
Big cats on holiday [561]
DO NOT PANIC: we are not yet done on the mesonychians… [562]
Everything you wanted to know about didymoconids and wyolestids but were afraid to ask (mesonychians part VI) [563]
Holy crap: it’s…. it’s… one of those! [564]
Lo, for I have seen the Meller’s duck, and it was good [565]
Predatory animals are bad and should be allowed to go extinct, or should be modified to become kind and herbivorous [566]
The Madagascar pochard returns (again) [567]

September[edit]

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Because you can never have too many tapirs [568]
Pink-headed duck and Red-crested pochard: who would win in a fight? [569]
The biggest tapir [570]
There are green furry dilophosaurs now? [571]
The adventures of Dyzio the feathered Dilophosaurus [572]
I have no time, so here’s this… [573]
Great tits: murderous rapacious flesh-rending predators! [574]
Chito and Pocho, frolicking in the water [575]
The pain of not getting cited: oversight, laziness, or malice? [576]
Thunder-Lizards: the Sauropodomorph Dinosaurs (a book review) [577]
Jaime’s new-look Andrewsarchus [578]
The Panamanian Blue Hill Monster (or Cerro Azul Monster) [579]
It would seem that my new book is out [580]
When tapirs don’t attack, and when Meller’s duck does [581]
Further temnospondyl adventures: it’s mostly about the dissorophoids (or some of them anyway) [582]

October[edit]

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Balaeniceps-themed birthday card [583]
The Loch Ness monster seen on land [584]
The birds you see in the Atlas Mountains [585]
Redstarts: good [586]
The 2006 Night parrot: dead, decapitated, evidence for collision with a fence… but otherwise the news is good [587]
Perodicticus and Amargasaurus: together at last! [588]
Toadtastic – the invasion begins! [589]
Bidder’s organ and the holy quest for synapomorphies [590]
Darwinopterus, the remarkable transitional pterosaur [591]
It would appear that my other new book is out: Dorling Kindersley’s Prehistoric [592]
The sort of stuff I put on facebook [593]
Our sex lives in words and pictures (or, On the reproductive biology of the Bufonidae) [594]
Skulls, crests, snouts and giant poison glands: the heads of toads [595]
Toads of the world: first, (some) toads of the north [596]
The Natterjack, its life and times [597]
Sea Monsters, the CFI conference [598]

November[edit]

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The Tet Zoo tour of Libya (part I) [599]
Won’t someone please think of the coelacanths, and other lamentations [600]
Christmas cheer from… from… wtf? [601]
The Tet Zoo tour of Libya (part II): of larks and buntings [602]
Richard Dawkins and the crappy ‘humanoid dinosaurs’ that just won’t die [603]
The Tet Zoo tour of Libya (part III): frasercots and Tripoli Zoo [604]
Hippos are photographed biting a crocodile to death [605]
Big animalivorous microbats [606]
Riding the sivathere [607]
‘The Secret World of Naked Snakes’: a ZSL event [608]
Zihlman’s ‘pygmy chimpanzee hypothesis’ [609]
The Zitteliana pterosaur special [610]
Yet more extreme Triassic weirdness: Vancleavea [611]
Roadrunner tries to eat horned lizard. Splits neck open. Dies [612]
The resurrection of Anaxyrus [613]

December[edit]

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Snake 195 mm long eats centipede 140 mm long. Centipede too big. Snake dies. [614]
Perentie tries to swallow echidna. Echidna too spiky, Perentie gets horribly injured. Dies [615]
Heron tries to swallow giant lamprey. Chokes. Dies. Second heron tries same trick. Also chokes. Also dies. [616]
Mushu the dragon eats a large toy lizard. Toy lizard passes through digestive tract. Mushu lives! [617]
Carnivorous, worm-like amphibians invade London: ‘The Secret World of Naked Snakes’, part I [618]
Yummy mummies, caecilians on the EDGE, and the gigantic Minhocão: ‘The Secret World of Naked Snakes’, part II [619]
Encounters with gigantic orangutans [620]
Who made the giant Jurassic sea-floor gutters? [621]
A scientist is QUOTE MINED on a Discovery dinosaur documentary [622]
Mobile phones, medals, a doll’s legs, an entire army… is there anything a gull won’t swallow? [623]
There are dwarf, island-dwelling, cursorial, tridactyl hadrosaurs now: didn’t you get the memo? [624]
‘Tis a Tet Zoo Christmas extravaganza [625]
Biggest…. sauropod…. ever (part…. I) [626]
The Yaounde Zoo mystery ape and the status of the Kooloo-Kamba [627]

2010[edit]

January[edit]

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Bonadonna’s Diplodocus [628]
South America, land of toads, part I: harlequins, redbellies and plump toads [629]
Biggest sauropod ever (part…. II) [630]
Micropechis ikaheka, the Small-eyed snake [631]
The long-awaited launch of Pterosaur.net [632]
Help identify the snake. Please. [633]
The Tet Zoo guide to the creatures of Avatar [634]
Giant African softshells – wow! [635]
What to make of the Yowie? [636]
Tet Zoo = 4 years old today [637]
2009, a year of Tet Zooery [638]
Ahh, life is sweet [639]

February[edit]

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The death of Tetrapod Zoology [640]
Sibley and Ahlquist’s ‘Tapestry’ [641]
The deer-pig, the Raksasa, the only living anthracothere… welcome to the world of babirusas [642]
Are anthracotheres alive and well and living on Sulawesi? No, but it was a nice idea. Babirusas, part II [643]
What’s with the bizarre curving tusks? Babirusas, part III [644]
When babirusas fight (babirusas, part IV) [645]
This little piggy went ploughing (babirusas, part V) [646]
The many babirusa species (babirusas, part VI) [647]

March[edit]

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Laissez-faire lumping under fire? (babirusas, part VII) [648]
Babirusas can get impaled by their own teeth: that most sought-after of objects does exist! (babirusas, part VIII) [649]
The literature [650]
The little-known subgenre of Talpanas tribute art [651]
The author caricatured. His trusty steed: a babirusa! [652]
The anteater that wasn’t [653]
How to prevent cannibalism in pheasants [654]
Photographing all the world’s penguins on the same day [655]
Duck sex: to interfere, or to watch? [656]
Tyrant dinosaurs were not a Northern Hemisphere speciality: they also colonised Australia! [657]
Possibly the world’s first knitted babirusa [658]
The roller that isn’t: the Madagascan cuckoo-roller or Courol [659]

April[edit]

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Minxy Cottonsocks and the evolution of dropgorgons and other winged cats April Fools'! [660]
The Great bustard returns [661]
Another extant squamate ticked off the life list :) [662]
Four years of Tet Zoo: to infinity… and beyond! [663]
The Mesozoic birds with weird, plastic-strip-style tail structures [664]
Alexornis and other ‘alexornithiforms’ [665]
Aberratiodontus: worst paper ever? [666]
A sea monster poster for the 9th European Symposium of Cryptozoology [667]
Zhenyuanopterus, Boreopterus and the Ask A Biologist relaunch [668]
The Tet Zoo guide to Gekkota, part I [669]
Gekkota part II: loud voices, hard eggshells and giant calcium-filled neck pouches [670]
May two-toed sloths climb into your latrine and eat your faeces and urine, because that’s the sort of thing they do [671]
Squirting sticky fluid, having a sensitive knob, etc. (gekkotans part III) [672]
A weird whale to identify, with musings on the subject of how avian deaths might be caused by offshore oil platforms [673]

May[edit]

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Giraffe-necked giant tortoises [674]
A new species of modern-day rhinoceros [675]
Lamellae, scansor pads, setae and adhesion… and the secondary loss of all of these things (gekkotans part IV) [676]
Maniraptoran spotting in the Late Cretaceous Gobi [677]
My dinosaur colouring book # 2 [678]
When manatees crossed the Atlantic [679]
When GREY WHALES – you know, from the PACIFIC OCEAN – crossed the Atlantic [680]
Amphiumas: gigantism, extended parental care and freaky morphology in a group of eel-like salamanders [681]
Tet Zoo has a logo. Now for the merchandise… [682]
The incredible leaf-tailed geckos (gekkotans part V) [683]
300 years of gecko literature, and the ‘Salamandre aquatique’ (gekkotans part VI) [684]
A close-up look at a Hairy babirusa [685]
Whence Uroplatus and… there are how many leaf-tailed gecko species now?? (gekkotans part VII) [686]
Quetzalcoatlus: the evil, pin-headed, toothy nightmare monster that wants to eat your soul [687]
The internet sensation that is the Big Trout Lake Monster [688]
In which the Conakry Monster carcass leads to a digression on ‘tubercle technology’ [689]
Origin of the evil, demonic Quetzalcoatlus revealed [690]

June[edit]

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Testing the flotation dynamics and swimming abilities of giraffes by way of computational analysis [691]
Inside Nature’s Giants, series 2 [692]
Ptychozoon: the geckos that glide with flaps and fringes (gekkotans part VIII) [693]
A new angle for hippos [694]
A ‘consensus cladogram’ for artiodactyls [695]
The ‘freaky giraffoid Barosaurus‘ meme [696]
The most inconvenient seal [697]
A ‘demonic Quetzalcoatlus‘ skeleton! [698]
Can you raise reindeer on goose shit? Amazing waterfowl facts part I [699]
Death by toxic goose. Amazing waterfowl facts part II [700]
Detachable wing-daggers. Amazing waterfowl facts part III [701]
Stinky seal-ducks. Amazing waterfowl facts part IV [702]
Matamata: turtle-y awesome to the extreme [703]
A lurking humanoid, in the woods [704]
Gary Kaiser’s The Inner Bird: Anatomy and Evolution [705]
Clubs, spurs, spikes and claws on the hands of birds (part I) [706]

July[edit]

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The London pterosaur invasion, sneak-peek [707]
Giant pterosaurs invade London, Summer 2010 [708]
Pterosaurs, err, indoors (the Summer 2010 exhibition) [709]
Clam attacks and kills oystercatcher [710]
The incredible bill of the oystercatcher [711]
Spurs and blades on the wings of jacanas, lapwings, sheathbills and archaeotrogonids (clubs, spurs, spikes and claws part II) [712]
Dinosaurs Life Size, the book [713]
Identify the stuffed carnivoran Mystery stuffed carnivoran [714]
It’s true: identifying weird stuffed carnivorans is often not easy Answer to last article's question [715]
Pronghorn, “designed by committee” (pronghorns part I) [716]
Release the fossil pronghorns!! (pronghorns part II) [717]
When bivalves attack (or: bivalves vs birds, the battle continues) [718]
Squamozoic sneak-peek [719]
The familiar Matamata, known to us all since the 1700s, and its long, fat neck (matamatas part II) [720]
Getting scansoriopterygids, terrestrial-stalking azhdarchids, sauropod pneumaticity and the word palaeontography into a kid’s book [721]
“Adaptation perfected” (possibly) in a turtle’s head (matamatas part III) [722]

August[edit]

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A new modern mammal for Madagascar [723]
Fame beckons at last for the Horton Plains slender loris [724]
Some people might find this upsetting [725]
South America, land of toads part II: tree toads, Truebella, Frostius… oh, and did I mention the COMMUNAL NESTS? [726]
Literally, flying lemurs (and not dermopterans) [727]
Rilla Martin’s 1964 photo of the ‘Ozenkadnook tiger’ [728]
Turtles that suck, turtles that blow (matamatas part IV) [729]
Wombats, pangolins and platypuses in a Victorian mansion… in Wales [730]
Blomberg’s toad and its omosternum-bearing buddies [731]
I know sperm whales are weird, but… [732]

September[edit]

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Inside Nature’s Giants, series 2: does Carcharodon bite? [733]
Monster pythons of the Everglades: Inside Nature’s Giants series 2, part II [734]
Dissecting lions and tigers: Inside Nature’s Giants series 2, part III [735]
Concavenator: an incredible allosauroid with a weird sail (or hump)… and proto-feathers? [736]
Possibly the first ever photos of a live Bothrolycus ater. Or: a test of how much information exists on a really obscure snake. [737]
Neck Wars, flightlessness in azhdarchids and more filling of Romer’s Gap: SVPCA 2010 [738]
Flightlessness in azhdarchids, marsupial brains and pelagic desmostylians: SVPCA 2010 (part II) [739]
Condors and vultures: their postures, their ‘bald heads’ and their sheer ecological importance [740]
The Cretaceous birds and pterosaurs of Cornet: part I, the birds [741]
The Cretaceous birds and pterosaurs of Cornet: part II, the pterosaurs [742]
Sea floors worldwide are littered with the remains of diverse extinct beaked whales [743]

October[edit]

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Pouches, pockets and sacs in the heads, necks and chests of mammals, part I: primates [744]
Tetrapod Zoology Book One is here at last [745]
Encountering Balaeniceps… in art [746]
Pouches, pockets and sacs in the heads, necks and chests of mammals, part II: elephants have a pouch in the throat… or do they? [747]
The ING giant squid special [748]
You can never have too many shoebills [749]
Big spotted pumas… Miracinonyx redux? [750]
Pouches, pockets and sacs in the heads, necks and chests of mammals, part III: baleen whales [751]
Did I mention that Caperea is really, really weird? [752]
Once more on little Caperea [753]
A meeting with Dr Joy Reidenberg [754]
Pouches, pockets and sacs in the heads, necks and chests of mammals, part IV: reindeer and a whole slew of others [755]
Mystery emo skinks of Tonga! [756]

November[edit]

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The science of Godzilla, 2010 [757]
Henodus, filter-feeding Triassic marine reptile [758]
Caperea alive! [759]
Lightning kills giraffe, kills five elephants at once, kills flock of 52 geese in 1932 [760]
An extreme environment invaded by an ‘extreme’ marine reptile: Henodus part II [761]
What happened here? The remains of a corpse. [762]
The explosion of Iguanodon at Scientific American [763]

Goodbye super-inclusive Iguanodon, hello Mantellisaurus, Owenodon, Dakotadon, Dollodon, Barilium, Kukufeldia, Hypselospinus, Sellacoxa, Proplanicoxa etc. etc.

[764]
The anatomy of Zilla, the TriStar ‘Godzilla’ [765]
Pouches, pockets and sacs in the heads, necks and chests of mammals, part V: palatal (and other) pouches in camels and gazelles [766]
Isopachys: worm-like skinks from Thailand and Myanmar [767]
Dinosaurs and Other Extinct Saurians: A Historical Perspective, the book [768]
QUITE POSSIBLY THE BEST VIDEO I’VE EVER SEEN: archosaurs vs mammals [769]

December[edit]

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Close up to Andrias, despite the smell and the teeth [770]
Pouches, pockets and sacs in the heads, necks and chests of mammals, part VI: guttural pouches, false nostrils and preorbital fossae in horses, tapirs and rhinos [771]
Why I hate Darwin’s beard [772]
Using an eagle to catch and kill a wolf [773]
Dixonian future animals of Brussels [774]
Mystery pigs of tropical Asia, and capturing them on film [775]
Lal the chicken-eating cow [776]
Happy Christmas [777]
Stegosaur Wars: the SJG stegosaur special, part I [778]

2011[edit]

January[edit]

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Dead Bowhead whale says “Ouch” [779]
Heinrich’s digital Kentrosaurus: the SJG stegosaur special, part II [780]
Life as a stegosaur: the SJG stegosaur special, part III [781]
Luis Chiappe’s Glorified Dinosaurs: The Origin and Early Evolution of Birds [782]
Identifying Pleistocene animals from Malta, courtesy of paleocreations.com [783]
A White-tailed eagle in southern England [784]
Did the ancient Egyptians know of pygmy mammoths? Well, there is that tomb painting. [785]
It is with some dismay that I announce Tet Zoo’s first hemi-decade [786]
Tet Zoo 5th birthday extravaganza, part II [787]
The Rekhmire tomb elephant revisited: island dwarf or Syrian giant? [788]
The shortest Tet Zoo blog post ever [789]

February[edit]

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Putting Hypsipetes in the passerine tree [790]
Hidden in plain sight: discovering cryptic vesper bats in the European biota [791]
Dead Bowhead whale really does say “Ouch” [792]
Brad Livezey, RIP 2011 [793]
A spectacular new fossil provides insight on the sex lives of pterosaurs, part I [794]
The snood of the turkey, the wires and rackets of the motmot, the face of the rook [795]
Giant club-winged pigeons and ninja ibises: clubs, spurs, spikes and claws on the hands of birds (part III) [796]
Bownessie the Lake Windermere monster is captured on film, and how we rejoice! [797]
The many magnificent subspecies of Argali [798]
Walter Rothschild and the rise and fall of Sclater’s cassowary [799]

March[edit]

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Of Pezosiren portelli and Steller’s sea cow [800]
PROTOBATS: visualising the earliest stages of bat evolution [801]
Tet Zoo = back in business [802]
Introducing the second largest mammalian ‘family’: vesper bats, or vespertilionids [803]
The vesper bat family tree: of myotines, plecotins, antrozoins, and all those cryptic species (vesper bats part II) [804]
Bent-winged bats: wide ranges, very weird wings (vesper bats part III) [805]
Of southern African wing-gland bats, woolly bats, and the ones with tubular nostrils (vesper bats part IV) [806]
The many, many mouse-eared bats, aka little brown bats, aka Myotis bats (vesper bats part V) [807]
Long-eared bats proper: Plecotus and other plecotins (vesper bats part VI) [808]
Desert long-eared bats – snarling winged gremlins that take scorpion stings to the face and just don’t care (vesper bats part VII) [809]

April[edit]

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Science meets the Mokele-Mbembe! April Fools'! [810]
Hairy-tailed bats: a tale of furry tails, red coats, cold tolerance, migration and sleeping out in the open (vesper bats part VIII) [811]
Robust jaws and a (sometimes) ‘greenish’ pelt: house bats (vesper bats part IX) [812]
Australasian big-eared bats, and how to (perhaps) single-handedly wipe out an entire species, 1890s-style (vesper bats part X) [813]
Antrozoins: pallid bats, Van Gelder’s bat, RhogeessaBaeodon!! (vesper bats part XI) [814]
Putting the ‘perimyotines’ well away from pips proper (vesper bats part XII) [815]
Nycticein bats: apparently, a nice example of how assorted distant relatives can be mistakenly considered close allies on the basis of one or two characters (vesper bats part XIII) [816]
Eptesicini: the serotines and their relatives (vesper bats part XIV) [817]
Hypsugines: an assemblage of ‘pipistrelle-like non-pipistrelles’ (vesper bats part XV) [818]
A list of enigmas: bamboo bats, frogs-head flyers, Rohu’s bat and the false serotines (vesper bats part XVI) [819]
Lobed bats, butterfly bats, particoloured bats, thick-thumbed bats, Dormer’s bats, bats, bats, BATS… did I mention the bats? (vesper bats part XVII) [820]
Pipistrelles proper: little bats that glide, sing, swarm and lek (vesper bats part XVIII) [821]
Bird predation, sexual segregation and fission-fusion societies: the amazing noctules (vesper bats part XIX) [822]
A future for vesper bats? (vesper bats part XX – last in series) [823]
What happened with that Sumerian ‘sivathere’ figurine after Colbert’s paper of 1936? Well, a lot. [824]
The ‘Great bubalus’ in ancient African rock art [825]
Giant fossil matamata turtles (matamatas part V) [826]

May[edit]

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The monster sheep that wasn’t, and other tales of African Bovini [827]
A spectacular new fossil provides insight on the sex lives of pterosaurs, part II: what it all means for eggs, nests and the behaviour of babies [828]
Cristina Eisenberg’s The Wolf’s Tooth: Keystone Predators, Trophic Cascades and Biodiversity [829]
The sauropod viviparity meme [830]
Pouches, pockets and sacs in the heads, necks and chests of mammals, part VII: rodents, rabbits and hyraxes (and featuring procrastination on cranial sinuses) [831]
National Geographic’s Wild Case Files covers the ‘Montauk monster’ [832]
Necks for sex? No thank you, we’re sauropod dinosaurs [833]
Birds-of-paradise: encountered in passing, on the street [834]
Milton Keynes: where giant pterosaurs go to die [835]
Birds vs planes II [836]
Now I know where my sparrows go to sleep [837]
A truly tiny Cretaceous theropod… from England? [838]
Squamozoic sneak-peek # 2 [839]
Cambodia: now with dibamids! [840]
The Mersey monster is photographed!!! [841]

June[edit]

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It’s weird. It’s spiky. It needs you to identify it. [842]
Meet the pygopodids (gekkotans part IX) [843]
The pygopodid radiation: diverse diets and the ‘pygopodids got there first’ hypothesis (gekkotans part X) [844]
Blindsnake mimics, scaly-foots and javelin lizards (gekkotans part XI) [845]
How gekkotans evolved into predatory ‘snakes’ (gekkotans part XII) [846]
A cryptozoology meeting at the Zoological Society of London [847]
Lurdusaurus: stupidest looking iguanodontian, and… a pneumatic ornithischian at last? [848]
Giant owls vs solenodons [849]
The bearded pigs [850]
When books die. And owls. I don’t mean “when owls die”… I just mean: owls. As in: this article is mostly about owls. [851]
An introduction to hornbills [852]
What does it feel like to get bitten by a ground hornbill, I hear you ask? [853]
Hoopoes and woodhoopoes [854]
Geckos love Tet Zoo [855]
Inside Nature’s Giants: polar bear special [856]

July[edit]

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Goodbye Tet Zoo ver 2. This really is the end. [857]

November[edit]

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Tetrapod Zoology has moved

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