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No, I've not been hibernating! - January and February 2016

Regular readers of this blog may have noticed that I haven’t posted anything about 2016 yet – mainly because I’ve spent three weeks in India. 1,135 more words


The Papo Archaeopteryx stands about 2 3/4 inches high, is 4 1/2 inches long and has a wingspan of approximately 5 1/4 inches.  Papo makes a lot of excellent dinosaur figures, and this one is no exception.  138 more words


Jeholornis nests within current Archaeopteryx specimens

That Jeholornis nests
as the Chinese Archaeopteryx comes as no surprise. Jeholornis was always considered a close relative of Archaeopteryx. The key difference here (Fig. 829 more words

Reptile Family Tree

Birds of Stone: Avian Fossils from the Age of Dinosaurs

by Greg Mayer

This coming Monday, February 1, at 7 PM in the Student Union Cinema, the University of Wisconsin-Parkisde will present Luis Chiappe, Director of the Dinosaur Institute of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, will speak on “Birds of Stone: Avian Fossils from the Age of Dinosaurs”. 351 more words


Evolution “prevails” in South Korea

Published in The Hindu on September 9, 2012

Starting 2013, science textbooks in South Korea will continue to carry information on archaeopteryx, once considered the primitive bird fossil, and other examples of evolution, reports Nature. 292 more words


Editorial: A retrograde decision

Published in The Hindu on June 15, 2012

The dethroning of Archaeopteryx as the basal bird last year has had the much anticipated effect — opportunistic creationists using the findings to further advance their unscientific and absurd views. 381 more words


Editorial: Archaeopteryx dethroned

Published in The Hindu on August 13, 2011

The discovery of Archaeopteryx , the most primitive bird fossil, in 1861, just two years after the publication of Charles Darwin’s great work, On the Origin of Species , could not have been better timed. 357 more words