The fossil fish Hemicalypterus weiri was named after Gordon Weir. But who is Gordon Weir?
An enigmatic holostean from the Triassic of Utah possesses an unusual tooth morphology. What was the purpose of these teeth?
Fish have a bit of a boring reputation among many vertebrate paleontologists–too many bones, too hard to identify, not as charismatic as dinosaurs, etc., etc. But, this is entirely undeserved (and I say that as a dinosaur paleontologist, too)! The ins and outs of fish evolution are truly fascinating, bolstered by a phenomenal fossil record.Continue reading “Veggievore Fish of the Triassic”