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Frustrations and ramblings ensuing from Cretaceous amber

Time and again I have been frustrated by the inability of Hindus to make the most of the riches that are available in their own land or right next to them. One such case is that of Cretaceous amber from … Continue reading

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Chilesaurus

We have learned emphatically in the past 25 years that morphology is not the best guide for phylogeny. Yet we currently have no options when it comes to long dead forms from the Mesozoic. In the least, we can comfort … Continue reading

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Tyrannosaurs of the south redux: megaraptorans as tyrannosaurs?

Shortly after we had reached the mlechCha-land we read an abstract of a presentation in a meeting on vertebrate paleontology where Argentinian scientists reported the discovery of a large theropod (~6m long) with huge claws. At that point those claws … Continue reading

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Dinosaurian endothermy

Modern dinosaurs are endothermic but were the extinct Cenozoic dinosaurs endothermic? If so were the Mesozoic dinosaurs endothermic? Modern mammals are endothermic, were the extinct Cenozoic mammals endothermic? Were the Mesozoic mammals endothermic and what about the Permian stem mammals … Continue reading

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On feathers, fleas and big stem birds

Should the Mesozoic dinosaurs have been depicted with feathers or not? This question seems to have been asked by very few people until the last 15 years. Of course we had Robert Bakker and Gregory Paul presciently do this, but … Continue reading

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