0000-0001-7794-0218Never mind bats and birds, pterosaurs were the first real evolutionary heroes who gained the ability of powered flight. While often mistaken for dinosaurs, pterosaurs are actually more like their cousins. Being a bit of
0000-0001-7794-0218Imagine an armoured crocodile, 3 times the length of a human adult, and with a bulky head filled with razor sharp, bone crunching teeth. Now imagine that thing was very, very real. But thankfully, only
PLOSBLOGS Update 12/4/17 President Trump Declares Major Reduction of Bears Ears Monument This Feb/2017 guest post to the PLOS Paleontology Community is by guest blogger Robert Gay. Rob is the Curator of Education at the Museum of
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
0000-0002-6784-3980Several years ago, back when I was working as the lab and collections manager for the St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site in St. George, Utah, we constructed a temporary exhibit with hundreds of ammonite shells
0000-0001-7794-0218Crikey, 2015 was an absolute blast for the field of paleontology! Almost every couple of weeks, a new species of dinosaur popped up the ground, and we began to see the revolution of ‘big data’
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.
Think of a “horned dinosaur,” and you probably think of the gigantic three-horned Triceratops, a staple in museum displays and pop cultural depictions worldwide. Yet, the group includes a whole array of animals from around the northern
Science is built upon repeatability, but this means different things in different fields. For instance, a chemist in one lab should be able to follow the procedures of another lab and get the same results.