New paper on dinosaur body temperatures!

Cross-sectional view (cross-polarized light) of fossil eggshell produced by most likely a dwarfed titanosaur, or a small hadrosaur dinosaur from the Maastrichtian of Romania.

Hey, check out our new paper on using clumped isotopes in fossil eggshell to estimates dinosaur body temperatures.

Here’s the link to Science Advances: https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/6/7/eaax9361 .full.

Or checkout some of the news coverage:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-8004889/Ancestors-modern-birds-warm-blooded-early-evolution.html

https://www.haaretz.com/science-and-health/.premium-dinosaurs-were-warm-blooded-groundbreaking-study-finds-1.8533001

Missing Madagascar!

At the Ecolodge piscine naturelle

Back home now for about a month from field work in Madagascar and the Massachusetts winter is already hitting us hard in Amherst. I’m definitely missing the pool at the Ecolodge on these slushy grey days.