This weeks top three are dominated by entries into Laelaps’ Boneyard #20 contest, which provides the third and first place finishers. For those of you who, the contest challenged paleobloggers to write stories, fiction or nonfiction, about encounters with extinct creatures.
3. The Disillusioned Taxonomist: Meeting with a Spinosaurus
In this fictional entry to the Laelaps contest, Gamma radiation causes a dinosaur egg to hatch a living, mature, miniature dinosaur. It doesn’t live long, but the innate coolness of the a mini-dino is enough for it to make the list.
2. Tetrapod Zoology: Scolecophidians: seriously strange serpents
In the lonely non-Boneyard contender, Tetrapod Zoology dives into the world of snakes. This is a great article about a little studied group of snakes. Well worth the read, and definitely worthy of the number 2 spot.
1. The Tyrannosaur Chronicles: primal love…
In a normal week, Tetrapod Zoology would have easily taken the top spot. But then, how often do we get a read the touching, tender tale of two theropods in love? Traumador, the indomitable runt tyrannosaur, reminices on what could have been, had he visited New Zealand’s National Museum in Wellington a short month earlier. It brought a tear to my eye.