Saturday, October 30, 2010

Mesozoic Miscellany #4

We're certainly ripe for another roundup, as I skipped a week. Let's hop to.

Newsworthiness
The new edition of The Boneyard comes out next Tuesday, November 2 at Other Branch. If you write about paleontology at your blog, submitting to the carnival can only help! Just email them to me. Or leave a comment here or at the Boneyard blog. Or hire a skywriter. Emailing is easier.

Also, a couple more days left for that Art Evolved pink dinosaur fundraiser! Whip one up, send it in, feel rill rill good about it. You can also donate directly at this page.

WitmerLab's Pick & Scalpel blog shared some of their paleocentric jack o' lanterns.

Koreanosaurus, a new burrowing basal ornithopod, was described last week. Read about it at DinoGoss.

Project Dryptosaurus has unveiled a brand new website.

David Attenborough is one of my favorite science communicators, and I'm sure I'm not alone in that. Saurian discussed the news of his new series, First Life.

SVP recaps are still rolling in, including this one at Paleo Dude.

At Dinosaur Tracking, Brian Switek wrote a great post looking at a new paper studying the early evolution of birds.

At The Dragon's Tales, Will Baird discussed a study looking at whether higher levels of oxygen really could have been the reason for giant insects like the famous Meganeura.

The platypus eggs Dave Hone posted at Archosaur Musings are certainly SFW, but when I first looked at the post, I kind of felt like there was something NSFW about them, and hurriedly closed the page.

Twit Picks
Stuff I've tweeted recently...

Tumblin'
I Effing Love Dinosaurs shared this terrific shot of some Halloweeners at a bus stop, including a confused Velociraptor.


Photo by Barry Farquharson, via flickr.

Paleoart of the Week
John Conway is the man. Here's a great illustration of a Tarbosaurus about to snag himself some tasty Gallimimus for lunch, from his DeviantArt account.


Outrageously Off-Topic Indulgence
I've got some buddies who release tons of great music. If you want to hear what living the dream sounds like, pop over to Crossroads of America Records and listen to their current mix. You'll probably like something you hear, and if you don't, write me an angry email and I'll reply with something hilarious. Something along the lines of "SO SUE ME!" Also, I designed their logo. I do that sort of thing.

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoy John's stuff. His animals always feel like a fresh take and manage to look completely comfortable and natural in their environment.

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