Assistant Prof. in Biology, paleontologist, author of @SheFoundFossils, SciComm. Dinosaur nerd. All the Science! All tweets my own. She/her.
The amount of professors who take their shoes off while at their desk is much higher than I ever imagined.
I’m not alone!!
My heart breaks posting this, but : Curator and professor of dinosaur paleobiology @AMNH position open. https://careers.amnh.org/postings/2713
Omg. This image immediately unlocked a memory of the lizard from Rescuers Down Under and it took a minute to realize it *IS* this lizard from RDU. I didn’t know it was real!!!
Get to know the perentie! This large lizard is the second largest in the world—second only to the Komodo dragon. It can reach lengths of 6.6 ft (2 m) or more & hails from western Australia. It prefers dry habitats & eats a range of animals, from birds to mammals to other lizards.
Current mood: just a brain on a ledge.
(My students set this up to express how they feel dealing with grad applications and end semester stress)
Imagine making a wish on a T. rex furcula. Maybe that’s what you need for the really big asks. “I wish for world peace” [snap so loud it causes tsunami across the planet]
Happy Thanksgiving! Hope ya’ll enjoyed your roasted dinosaur.
Happy #FossilFriday! The #furcula (“wish bone”) is one trait birds share with their #Mesozoic relatives, including #Tyrannosaurus rex. Here you can see the furcula from “B-Rex” (MOR 1125), & where it would sit on the skeleton (MOR 980) compared to a modern #dinosaur – a chicken