Fossil Friday: A Strange Dragonfly Larva
In a monograph in 2007, I suggested that these larvae may not be genuine dragonflies of the suborder Anisoptera.
Fossil Friday: Abrupt Appearance of a Distinct Dragonfly Group
The fossil is almost complete, only the abdomen is missing and was likely bitten off by a predator.
New Scientist: Ichthyosaurs Evolved “Astonishingly Rapidly”
This is a case of evolutionary biology trying to explain away the data that otherwise was not directly expected under their model.
Fossil Friday: The Abrupt Origins of Lagomorphs and Rodents
Molecular biologist Dan Graur mentioned his weird idea that guinea pigs are not rodents at a lecture at my university in Tübingen when I was still a student.
Fossil Friday: The Abrupt Origins of Treeshrews (Scandentia) and Colugos (Dermoptera)
Even as a paleontologist I admit that calling this a real scientific discipline seems like an insult to sciences like physics or chemistry or molecular biology.