The Dimetrodon Dilemma

MVIMG_20180108_152046

Dimetrodon was the apex terrestrial predator of the early to middle Permian. This genus is a “pelycosaur”-grade synapsid, and a member of Sphenacodontidae the most derived family of basal synapsids. This “sail”-backed ancestor of mammals is conventionally depicted with sprawling posture, but this may be incorrect. Its trackways lack belly-dragging marks and its spine exhibits […]

Blot Post #3: Destroying Definitions

In my last post, I talked a bit about some of the ideas I had about writing my paper. Well now I’ve been involved in the writing process for over a week, and I’ve written about 16 ½ pages of my actual paper. It’s been an interesting process, and I find that my ideas keep […]