The Bonham's Natural History Auction UPDATED


In four days, Bonham's will hold a public auction that will contain natural history specimens. Some of these specimens are former natural history museum specimens. This ...is a problem.

Before this week, the specimens that were setting off everyone's radar were the specimens pictured (or, to be more accurate, that's… » 11/15/13 4:25pm 11/15/13 4:25pm

16-foot dinosaur tail unearthed in Mexico is in perfect condition

For the first time in the country's history, paleontologists in Mexico have discovered a fully articulated dinosaur tail – and it's a doozy. Believed to have belonged to a hadrosaur living 72-million years ago, the tail's 50 intact vertebrae extend a whopping 16-feet in length, and are in pristine condition. » 7/23/13 2:33pm 7/23/13 2:33pm

Evidence that _Tyrannosaurus_ was not an obligate scavenger



This CT slice through a hadrosaur tail vertebra (bone of the backbone) shows the vertebra (in a mostly orange colour) and a tooth from a large tyrannosaurid (identifiable, most likely, as Tyrannosaurus) embedded within the vertebra. While there have been plenty of evidence that tyrannosaurids have preyed on hadrosaurs, … » 7/15/13 5:18pm 7/15/13 5:18pm