Mini-megafauna

Today is a happy day for Mauro & me – our short Perspective on the relativity of the megafauna concept is out in Science! Plus, even better, we convinced the well-known and fantastic paleo-artist, Carl Buell, to do the illustrations! I think they are fantastic; especially (no bias whatsoever) his rendition of the extinct saddle-backed Mauritian giant tortoise, Cylindraspis triserrata.

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And here are the two happy nerds – two weeks ago; now Mauro has left us and is back in his native Brazil, to be the King of the Castle in his brand-new lab.

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