Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Discovering a Dinosaur ––– a palaeontologist's tale Mike Taylor, Bristol University

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "Discovering a Dinosaur ––– a palaeontologist's tale Mike Taylor, Bristol University"— Presentation transcript:

1 Discovering a Dinosaur ––– a palaeontologist's tale Mike Taylor, Bristol University

2 What is palaeontology?

3

4

5

6

7 What is a dinosaur?

8

9

10

11

12 ?

13 This is a dinosaur

14 Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution. – Theodosius Dobzhansky.

15 Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution. – Theodosius Dobzhansky. That goes double for palaeontology.

16 The tree of life

17

18

19 The tree of life: dinosaurs

20 The tree of life: sauropods

21 Sauropods: biggest & best!

22 Sauropods: How big?

23 Sauropods: How big?

24

25 Sauropods: whale-size

26 Sauropods: maybe bigger

27

28 How?

29 Sauropods: maybe bigger How? I could talk about that all day

30 My new dinosaur Brontomerus

31 All we have is bones

32 Usually not many bones

33

34

35

36 What can we know?

37 1. It's a sauropod

38 2. What kind of sauropod

39 3. How big it was (roughly!)

40 4. Big thigh muscles

41 Thunder thighs = Brontomerus

42 4. Big thigh muscles ?

43 5. Kicking behaviour?

44 Why kicking?

45

46

47

48

49 Thanks for listening! ––– Mike Taylor, Bristol University


Download ppt "Discovering a Dinosaur ––– a palaeontologist's tale Mike Taylor, Bristol University"

Similar presentations


Ads by Google