Sunday, July 18, 2010


Alright, breaking out of the Triassic, and clear into the Cenozoic, I'm back with Pristichampsus:

Pristichampsus illustrated by Robert Bakker

Meaning: "saw crocodile"
Species: P. hengdongensis and P. rollinati (after Rossmann 1998)
Nominal Author: Gervais 1853
Age: Paleocene and Eocene
Location: Asia, Europe, and North America
Physical Characteristics: approx. 3 meters long, carnivorous eusuchian with long limbs (cursorial, capable of galloping and facultative bipedalism) and a round tail

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


This is just a reminder: today is the last day to get the early registration rate and it is the deadline for field trip and workshop registration for the 70th Annual Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology. So hurry over to the website and get yourself registered. Regular rregistration last through September 8th. The meeting will be held October 10 - 13 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center & Westin Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Hope to see you there! Also note: I've posted a poll for SVP attendance.

P.S. I promise to get back to posts of higher quality very soon. Honestly.