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Sea Wall: a journey on the South Dorset Ridgeway by Jennifer Hunt (Archaeopteryx, 2016)

I came across this delightful little volume of thoughts, snippets, poems, lino cuts and two inspiring concrete poems at the Weymouth Book Fayre at the beginning of December last year. 562 more words

Book Reviews

The 11th Archaeopteryx: closer to Sapeornis

Archaeopteryx number 11
(Figs. 1, 2) has no museum number and is in private hands, but Foth et al. 2014 published a description in Nature. These authors unfortunately considered this specimen just another… 232 more words

Reptile Family Tree

Ostromia: The Haarlem specimen of Archaeopteryx

Updated January 17, 2018 with a new tracing and nesting of Ostromia as a sister to Eosinopteryx in the proximal outgroup clade to the birds.  374 more words

Phylogenetic Analysis

Earliest confuciusornithid is Wellnhoferia (Late Jurassic) contra Navalón et al. 2017

Navalón et al. 2017
report on “the earliest representative of the clade” Confuciusornithidae, a bird clade known from hundreds of Early Cretaceous specimens of the genus… 812 more words

Reptile Family Tree

Is it a bird? No, it's another Chinese dinosaur!

They were all over the path and on the field beside it. There must have been about 50 of them scampering about, twittering to each other and occasionally bending forwards to peck at some insect or seed. 900 more words


Is it real? – models, casts and replicas

One of the most common questions asked about our specimens, from visitors of all ages, is ‘Is it real?’. This seemingly simple question is actually many questions in one and hides a complexity of answers.  637 more words

Life Collections

Going Extinct

Going Extinct

H. Bradford


There is an archaeopteryx on my arm.

It matches the fossil in my chest,

the amber in my head,

and the megalodon… 55 more words

H. Bradford