Welcome, one and all, to April’s edition of The Boneyard Blog Carnival! There’s plenty of good paleo-reading in store for you, so let’s jump right in…
Making tracks, and finding them too…
This month, we’ll start with a couple of blog posts on the subject of dinosaur tracks. Project Dryptosaurus contributes The Only Surviving Cretaceous Dinosaur Track from New Jersey. Meanwhile History of geology brings us a post On the tracks of ancient mammals.
A few recent discoveries are in the news, too. Everything Dinosaur reports on a Sabre-Toothed Vegetarian from the Late Permian, while National Geographic’s NGM Blog Central explains an announcement in Science of a tyrannosaur bone found in Australia (maybe the next big bone rush?). Speaking of T. rex, LiveScience reports he appears to have had a Chinese cousin!
Feeling comfortable in your skin
We’ve got a pair of posts on fossilized skin this month. Palaeoblog contributes Soft Skin Preservation In 50 Million Year Old Reptile, while a BBC News blog post tells us Prehistoric reptile skin secrets revealed in new image. Not to be left out, Superoceras contributes a pair of posts (one old, one new) on the topic of Dinosaur Color — Every kid wants to know… (Dinosaur Color Part I), and “What about bacteria?” (Dinosaur Color Part II).
Lots of art on a paleo theme to gawk at this go-round. ART Evolved brings us Life’s Time Capsule: Evan Boucher’s Thoracosaurus, while Dinosaur Tracking contributes two art/paleo posts — The Amazing Race Builds a Dinosaur, and Pen and Ink Dinosaurs: Paleo. Tricia’s Obligatory Art Blog suggests Let’s read some Eye-Searingly bad Dinosaur Books for Children!
If you’re in the mood for a chuckle, Creationism is always there for you. Dinochick Blogs shares a great shirt design in Creation Dragons, paleoreligiology and Altoona. Love in the Time of Chasmosaurs contributes Pareidoliasaurus, a new sauropodomorph of Utah. And the Hudson Valley Geologist brings us a post on Kachina Bridge Dinosaurs?
Votes and surveys and such
Coherent Lighthouse wants to know Which Museums Disallow Photographs and Why? Meanwhile, ART Evolved is taking a poll on the topic for their summer gallery. If you’re in a historical mood, Louisville Fossils and Beyond contributes a post about The Great Fossil Census of 1878-79.
Odds and ends
Jeffrey Martz of House of Bones brings us a 3-part series on Organizing Life — consisting of Part I: What is a Species?, Part II: What Is A Genus?, and Part III: Linnean Taxonomy Puts Humans In Their Place.
Raptormaniacs contributes a pair of posts — A New Method for Inferring the Integument of Extinct Maniraptors, and a followup to a post in last month’s Boneyard, Singing “Raptors” Addendum.
It’s always a pleasure to host The Boneyard — thanks for dropping by, I hope you’ve found at least a few articles of interest! The next edition will appear on May 3rd at Life as We Know It; meanwhile a few hosting spots are still open later in the year, so won’t you please consider hosting the carnival yourself too?