Ok friends. I posted a lot in 2017 (37 times!) so in trying to narrow down the top posts this year, I thought about narrowing it down to just dinosaurs, but that didn’t seem fair. So, in order of appearance, here are the top 5 cool fossil animals posts of 2017:
February 2017: [Bulbasaurus] a small-sized adult dicynodont from the Permian, which was named for its bulbous nose.
May 2017: [Zuul] the most complete North American ankylosaur ever found. Its head is covered in horns, giving it the appearance of Zuul, from Ghostbusters.
July 2017: [Coronodon] a whale from the Oligocene whose teeth had many bumps for filter feeding.
September 2017: And speaking of filter feeding – [Morturneria] a plesiosaur from Antarctica with a ton of tiny teeth that it used as a sieve.
December 2017: The trove of [pterosaur eggs], some with embryos, from the Early Cretaceous that tell us a lot about the growth of pterosaur babies and the nesting habits of the adults.
Note #1: between the holidays and traveling to a conference, I will not be back for a while. But fear not, DrNeurosaurus will return in February 2018.
Note #2: Our book SHE FOUND FOSSILS is available! Check here for details: She Found Fossils