Extinct Animals

January 15th 2014
Yesterday's Boston Globe had a front page story on tiktaalik, a 375-million-year-old fish with limb-like fins and larger than average pelvic bones. Tiktaalik is of particular interest to scientists studying how animals transitioned from life in water to life on land in ancient times. If you would like to see a skeleton of this famous creature, along with a realistic-looking model of what it may have looked like in life, look no further than the Harvard Museum of Natural History, right next door... Read Post
August 9th 2011
I have been reproached, berated, and even reprimanded by people I've run into on the street for boasting about having seen a dessicated dodo and not providing a picture. Here he is, in all his mummified glory: