Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Less than a Week Until Boneyard 2.3!

Boneyard 2.3, hosted by Other Branch, is quickly approaching! Deadline is this Monday evening, November 1. If you've written about paleontology at your blog, come on and submit. You'll feel so good when that warm glow of accomplishment washes over you. Do glows "wash?" Debatable, but I'm sticking to my guns. This glow washes. Feel it for yourself: submit!

I also need to get my patoot in gear and finish up this badge to help advertise the carnival. I've been pretty swamped with other things this month, but I'm going to try to have it done this weekend.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Concerning the new banner

Looking at the new Boneyard banner, you may be wondering who those fetching fossils are. From left to right, I present:

  1. The late Ordovician eurypterid Stylonurus
  2. The late Carboniferous snail Worthenia tabulata
  3. The Cambrian trilobite Crepicephalus
  4. A pair of the Devonian brachipod Spirifer murchisoni
  5. The late Cretaceous pterosaur Pteranodon
  6. The Ordovician crinoid Glyptocrinus decadactylus
They come from the following sources:
1, 2, 6: Geology, Physical and Historical by Herdman Fitzgerald Cleland (1916.
3, 4: Geology, Vol. 2 by Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin and Rollin D. Salisbury
5: George Francis Eaton's Osteology of Pteranodon (1910).

Next up, badges to help spread the word. I'm almost done with a few different designs and will have them available soon!

Thanks again to all of the bloggers who submitted posts to Boneyard 2.2.

Boneyard 2.2 is out of the gates!

Head on over to Love in the Time of Chasmosaurs for issue 2.2 of the Boneyard, in which we wish T. rex a happy birthday, learn about the possible Precambrian origin of the crustacea, and take a look at one of the most awkward size comparison charts imaginable.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Deadline in less than 24 hours!

Do you write about paleontology at your blog? Submit to issue 2.2 of the Boneyard Blog Carnival. Send the URL of your blog post to chasmosaurs(at)gmail(dot)com by the end of the day today, Monday, October 4. I'm looking to stock this puppy chock full. Help me do it!

Don't get this guy ticked off.

Dinosauroid - Dinosaur Man
"I ain't no blogger," says the dinosauroid. "But if I was, I'd submit to the Boneyard with a quickness!" (Photo by skeggy, via Flickr)

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Two Days Until Boneyard 2.2 Deadline

This is a very short post to remind you to sumbit your loveliest paleoblog post to the Boneyard, the world's finest paleontology-themed blog carnival. Email the URL to chasmosaurs(at)gmail(dot)com by Monday night and tune in on Tuesday to read the pithy commentary I offer.

Do it for the children.