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Diplocaulus: The Boomerang-Head Amphibian
February 4, 2010 · 4 Comments

 Super-sized “Boomerang-head” amphibian from 290 million years ago The Houston Museum of Natural Science has just excavated the complete skull of one of the most bizarre animals that ever lived – the amphibian Diplocaulus. With a head shaped like an armor-plated banana, or an Australian boomerang, this distant kin of today’s salamander is so famous that […]

Dimetrodon, Diplocaulus, and the Permian Treasure Trove
September 11, 2009 · 4 Comments

For the past month or so, it has felt very much like Christmas in the cave down in the basement (my nickname for our small but homely Paleontology lab). Recently, we opened a freshly recovered plaster jacket containing the arms of a great beast, the Permian finback Dimetrodon, and hope to exhume his ancient limbs […]


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