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Robert Katz
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When Crackers Won't Cut It: Carnivory in Parrots
Animals do surprising things, and this should come as no surprise. After all, they are more than just entries in field guides; they are living beings and individuals which react different to a variety of unique situations. Most animals are both intelligent ...

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Triassic Thursday IV: Giant temnospondyls
By both diversity and popular opinion, reptiles ruled the Triassic. I’ve said it again and again on this blog and I’m sure you’re sick of it. So how about we change things up and talk about big gregarious flat-headed amphibians? Before I begin, let me clear...

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Triassic Thursday III: Carnufex
Fresh off the presses of the Internet, and just in time for a new Triassic Thursday, comes a brand-new crocodylomorph predator from the Late Triassic of North Carolina. On the heels of the armored-necked aetosaur Gorgetosuchus , which hails from the same ar...

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Triassic Thursday II: Aetosaurs
Aetosaurs, of the family Stagonolepididae, were prominent herbivores during the mid- to Late Triassic. I love aetosaurs: their snouts and prominent body armor made them the ecological equivalent of warthogs covered in spikes. They were a globally-dispersed ...

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Triassic Thursday I: An Introduction, and Coelophysis
Because I’m pleased as punch to be making progress on my microfossil research, I hereby declare that, henceforth, Thursdays shall be Triassic Thursdays! The Triassic period was one of the most bizarre periods in Earth’s history. The world was recovering fro...

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