IVPP Birds

Being back at the IVPP has given me access to lots of things I’ve not seen in some time, or in a number of cases, seen before. Going back over specimens, like going back over a paper reveals things you’d missed before and helps you remember things you didn’t know you’d forgotten. It’s generally a good experience no matter how well you know things or how many times you’ve been over them before. In this case here’s both an old and new friend (at least as far as I’m concerned) from the current display cases in the museum. So above we have half of the beautiful Eoconfuscisornis and below, well pretty much all of Hongshanornis. I have in fact been able to get hold of lots of rather nice fossils from the new exhibit so the next week or so is likely to be really rather interesting for those who like their ornithodirans.

3 Responses to “IVPP Birds”

  1. 1 Holly 02/03/2011 at 1:22 am

    Cool pictures…
    What bone is the arcing bone on the bottom of the Eoconfuscisornis’ neck?

  2. 3 Josh 02/03/2011 at 6:58 am

    WOW! What am amazing fossil. The detail is great and you can see so many structures in here. Even the softest tissue structures are as clear as day.

    This is such a break through. You should publish on this!

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