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The Art & Science of Terry

Hi there!  Terry is here with us today, a rather odd looking critter isn’t she?  If I asked you to tell me what she is, what would your answer be?   822 more words

Paleo Petshop

A Few Fast Feather Facts

It’s about time that we have a short chat on feathers.  They are very complex, beautiful structures, and you could probably write entire books about them, but we’ll just cover a couple of things I didn’t know about until I researched it (Pretty cool when something so ordinary becomes amazing, just by taking a closer look). 318 more words

Research Tidbits

Small Cretaceous pterosaurs discovered

This video says about itself:

25 July 2014

Pterosaurs (/ˈtɛrɵsɔr/, from the Greek πτερόσαυρος, pterosauros, meaning “winged lizard”) were flying reptiles of the clade or order…

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Sharing the Skies with Giants: A Cat-Sized Pterosaur Sheds New Light on the Last Days of the Flying Reptiles

As paleontologists know all too well, the fossil record is notoriously patchy and incomplete. Given the rigors of the fossilization process it’s a near-miracle that much of anything is preserved at all. 1,150 more words


Pterosaur Exhibit & special Tours at Natural History Museum

If you haven’t seen this exhibit, don’t wait. If you like flying things, you’ll love this. The 125 known species of pterosaurs are not ancestors of birds, but they had the same evolutionary problems to solve. 286 more words


Critter of the Week: Pterodactylus

Meet Terry. He’s a chipper little guy who would love to scramble up onto your shoulder and nibble your ear (just a little nibble, it tickles).   544 more words

Progress Posts

Time to Get Wild! (how we can guess about behavior, and how crazy it can get!)

Now we’ve put all the pieces together and figured out what they mean (sort of).  We’ve done our best to cloth the muscle and bone with fatty tissue, skin, and maybe even feathers.   813 more words