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Weird Backs Month #22 – BecklespinaxLiving during the Early Cretaceous of England (~133 mya) Becklespinax was originally discovered during the mid-1800s by fossil hunter Samuel Beckles, but wasn’t named as its own genus until 1991. It probably measured at least 5m in length (16′4″), and was a member of the carnosaurs, a group of carnivorous theropod dinosaurs that includes more well-known names like Allosaurus and Giganotosaurus.Becklespinax is only known from three elongated vertebrae...

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Weird Backs Month – Becklespinax Living during the Early Cretaceous of England mya) Becklespinax was originally discovered during the by fossil hunter Samuel Beckles, but wasn’t.

Life Before the Dinosaurs: Wiwaxia.

Wiwaxia was one of the weirdest of all the oddball animals of the Burgess Shale. It had a foot like a snail, a shell like a limpet, and scal.

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Sizes of some dromaeosaurids. (top to bottom) Velociraptor, Deinonychus, Achi.

“Bramatherium is an extinct genus of giraffe that ranged from Turkey to India.

Weird Backs Month #11 – LongisquamaWhat is Longisquama? We just don’t know. Ask ten paleontologists and you’ll get eleven answers. Ask David Peters and– no. Never ask David Peters.A small diapsid, maybe around 15cm long (6″), Longisquama lived between the Middle and Late Triassic (~242-228 mya) in the Kyrgyz Republic. Only the front half of the skeleton is known, poorly preserved with a badly crushed skull, and the best thing we can say about its evolutionary relationships is tha...

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Weird Backs Month – Longisquama What is Longisquama? Ask ten paleontologists and you’ll get eleven answers. Ask David Peters and– no. Never ask David Peters. A small diapsid,.

It’s February, so time for another daily art month! This time we’re spending 29 days looking at creatures with weird vertebrae and extravagant back ornamentation. “Sail-backed” animals like Dimetrodon and Spinosaurus are the most famous and obvious examples, but we’ll also be seeing a few plates, spikes, and strange scales, too.Sails in particular have convergently evolved many different times in unrelated groups – and we don’t know why. Although they’re often assumed to have been ...

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It’s February, so time for another daily art month! This time we’re spending 29 days looking at creatures with weird vertebrae and extravagant back ornamentation. “Sail-backed” animals like Dimetrodon.

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A Whale of a Problem for Evolution: Ancient Whale Jawbone Found in Antartica

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