0000-0002-6784-3980Pregnancy in the fossil record is an exciting find. Setting aside the sad fact that an unfortunate mother met her demise while carrying a baby, these one in a million specimens provides some key insight into
0000-0002-6784-3980Bone is a fascinating thing. It holds our bodies up, supports our organs, allows us to move, gesture, and talk, and even provides our muscles with the necessary calcium and phosphate to function and obtain
0000-0001-7794-0218Did you know that some times scientists make mistakes? Yep, I know it might be shocking, but they’re not always right, despite liking to think so some times. But this is one of the beautiful
0000-0001-7794-0218Ichthyosaurs, meaning ‘fish lizards’, are a bizarre group of ancient marine reptiles that went extinct around 90 million years ago. They looked suspiciously similar to dolphins, but are only very, very distantly related to the
0000-0002-6784-3980As we continue in our countdown of the winners of the Top 10 Open Access Fossil Vertebrates of the past year, we get to probably the most unusual of the group. Coming in at #5
0000-0002-6784-3980I think at this point it’s no secret that I really really really like aquatic animals, especially of the extinct variety (in case you don’t believe me, see here and here and here and here
0000-0001-7794-0218The Mesozoic played host to some of the most dangerous predators to ever swim the Earth’s oceans. Among these, pliosaurs were lethal hunters, and some of the largest predators ever on this planet. They were the
0000-0002-6784-3980One of the most infuriating things about being a paleontologist is being able to study some of the coolest organisms that have ever inhabited the Earth, yet never being able to see one in life.