|A beautiful painting by cryptozoological artist Thomas Finley|
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Saturday, May 25, 2013
|A skeleton of a juvenile Neanderthal|
Monkey teeth help reveal Neanderthal weaning
Friday, May 24, 2013
In February, I shared an article from my research associate Michael Mayes's site Texas Cryptid Hunter. In the article, Mr. Mayes wrote about a report which he received from a man who claimed to have hit an animal which looked like a black panther with his car near Madisonville, Texas. The animal was reported to have a large body which was large enought to dent the car that hit it, a feline face, and reflective blue eyes. Intriguingly, tufts of black hair were allegedly collected from the grill and bumper of the car by the witness, and were sent to Michael Mayes. Michael consulted a friend of his who is an experienced hunter, trapper, and naturalist and has a degree in Animal Science from Tarleton State University to analyze the hair. Although he is not a professional hair analyst, Michael's friend owns his own microscope and has taught himself to quickly identify the hair of most common American mammals.
|Magnification of one of the hair shafts from Michael Mayes's blog. |
Could this be the evidence that American black panther investigators, such as myself, have waited for?
Monday, May 20, 2013
|The Old and Rather Unoriginal Looking Bizarre Zoology Blog Logo|
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
|A life restoration of Malawania by Bob Nicholls and C. M. Kosemen.|
Fossil saved from mule track revolutionizes understanding of ancient dolphin-like marine reptile
Also read this article by paleozoologist Dr. Darren Naish, who was a coauthor on the paper which detailed the discovery of this bizarre reptile. It delves even further into the events which lead up to this discovery and why it is so important:
Friday, May 3, 2013
This article by zoologist Dr. Karl Shuker is about a strange and extraordinary looking black panther which lived at the Glasgow Zoo. This black panther had a strange feature which was a "sprinkling" of white hairs among its black pelt. The origin of this bizarre feature remained a mystery for years, and it has only been documented in one other captive black panther. Please click on the link below to read more about this interesting feline event.
ShukerNature: COBWEB PANTHERS - A SILVERED SURPRISE
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
A species of ancient great ape which lived in Spain was recently unearthed and named Pierolapithecus catalaunicus. Pierolapithecus catalaunicus lived approximately 11.9 million years ago, and scientists have announced that it was possibly the last common ancestor of the modern great ape species (chimpanzees, gorillas, bonobos, orangutans, and humans). A recent examination of this ape's pelvis bone by an anatomy expert now suggests that it had intriguing features which give clues as to the evolution of modern great apes. Please read this article for more information on this exciting discovery:
Fossil of great ape sheds light on evolution