Pride of priority for the first new nonavian dinosaur of 2018 (not counting any of those "available online before 2018 but not in print" guys) goes to Diluvicursor pickeringi, a small ornithopod from Australia. It's the kind of dinosaur that would have been called a hypsilophodont 20 years ago, which means today there's always a chance it ends up outside of Ornithopoda or within Iguanodontia. (Honestly, if your phylogenetic analysis puts all of the old-time hypsilophodonts outside of Ornithopoda, you might as well just abandon the name "Ornithopoda" and go with Iguanodontia for the remainder.)
Sunday, January 14, 2018
Sunday, January 7, 2018
For 2018's first post, I once again peer into the mists of futurity and offer dinosaur-centric predictions on the year to come.
|Will I once again be called upon to fight a mammoth inside a building? Well, that's always the dream.|