Tag: Biology

Episode 32 – The Changing Face of Crocodiles

Episode 32 – The Changing Face of Crocodiles INTRODUCTION TO GROWING UP – Every living thing grows up, and this episode of “Past Time” explores the evolution of the growing process. Specifically, we explore the evolution of growth in crocodiles, and how changes to the growing process at the earliest stages of crocodile development help produce the wide array of crocodile snout shapes we see today …

Filed under: Biology, alligator, biologist, bird, caiman, chicken, crocodile, crocodylia, development, embryo, paleontologist, skeleton, skull

Episode 23: Meet the Echinoderms! Adventures with Ancient Sea Stars!

This episode was a blast to produce for a vertebrate scientist. I learned a ton about the echinoderms, the group of invertebrate animals to which sea stars, brittle stars, sea cucumbers, sea urchins, and crinoids belong. Be prepared for more adventures with invertebrate animals in the future. Engineering Echinoderms with Elizabeth Clark! Yale University Ph.D. student Elizabeth Clark, holding examp …

Filed under: Biology, Locomotion, Palaeozoic, anatomy, brittle star, crinoid, echinoderm, echinoderms, invertebrates, sea cucumber, sea star

Episode 14 Field Guide: The Art of Dinosaurs

Conjuring up extinct environments, museums, books, and documentaries rely on art to show extinct animals revitalized in their ancient surroundings: the art of dinosaurs! This type of educational reconstruction is called Paleoart (or Palaeoart for the UK inclined). They are usually striking portraits of the weird place this planet used to be. But, you look at an image of a roaming Tyrannosaurus rex …

Filed under: Art, Behavior, Biology, Dinosaurs, Ecology, Field Guide, Fossils, Geology, Julius Csotonyi, Paleoart, Paleobotany, Paleoenvironment, Professions in Paleontology, Reconstruction

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