Small post announcing the publication of a new paper: Xing, L., M. G. Lockley, H. Klein, P. L. Falkingham, J. Y. U. L. Kim, R. T. Mccrea, J. Zhang, W. S. P. Iv, T. A. O. Wang and Z. Wang … Continue reading New Dinosaur footprints from China + open data
I should probably have made this post sooner, as it’s about my chapter in the Great Dinosaur Track Book Of 2016: “Dinosaur Tracks: The Next Steps”. It’s a volume I was privileged enough to be an editor for, and it … Continue reading The importance of 3D for tracks -or- how big is your footprint really!
Last week saw the publication of a new paper by me and my colleague Angela Horner concerning the production of traces by terrestrially locomoting lungfish. Lungfish, as their name suggests, are perfectly capable of breathing air. When the body of water … Continue reading Making footprints without feet
I’ve been struggling to find the time to get blog posts out recently. Luckily, I have a morning to do just that! Sauropod tracks First up, we have ‘Digit-only sauropod pes trackways from China – evidence of swimming or a preservational phenomenon?’ by Lida Xing and a number of colleagues including myself, published in Nature Scientific Reports. This was a neat little study in which some sauropod tracks from China were described, which display some interesting features related to their formation. It’s common in the literature to link digit-only tracks with a swimming trackmaker – buoyed up such that only the … Continue reading A quick catch up on a couple of 2016 papers
New paper out today in Biology Letters led by Chris Basu and with John Hutchinson, both from the Royal Vet College. Sivatherium is an extinct Giraffid from the Plio-Pleistocene boundary (~2.5 million years ago), found near the foothills of what … Continue reading New Paper: Sivatherium, a big, extinct, giraffid
New paper in Proc B on Cambrian Echinoderm Hydrodynamics Continue reading Cambrian Echinoderm Computational Fluid Dynamics
Monday saw the release of a paper that Steve Gatesy and I have been brewing up for the past couple of years. The paper is published in PNAS, and is titled: The birth of a dinosaur footprint: Subsurface 3D motion … Continue reading The birth of a dinosaur footprint