Matt Wedel: officially, a bastard
I really should stop talking to other people qualified in vertebrate palaeontology. It’s so bloody depressing. “I’m working on this”, “I’m writing about that”, “Oh, and did I mention the award I won?”. Yes, I am very pleased to congratulate my good friend Matt Wedel – whom you may or may not know better as Dr Vector, or as ‘that pneumaticity guy’ (shown here posing with an enormous bone*) – for winning the 2006 International Award on Paleontology. The award stems from his excellent 2005 paper ‘Postcranial skeletal pneumaticity in sauropods and its implications for mass estimates’: required reading here at
* Oh alright, it’s an apatosaurine vertebra.
Kimmeridge Clay dinosaurs post to follow soon, once other assorted crap is out of the way. For the latest news on Tetrapod Zoology do go here.