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Stories by Darren Naish

The Pacific Giant Salamanders

They have robust skulls, big teeth, they reach a reasonable size and they're restricted (today) to northwestern North America. They're the Pacific giant salamanders...

October 31, 2016 — Darren Naish

Ode to the Great Blue Heron

Spear-billed, long-necked, wading marsh dinosaurs that eat... well, whatever they can catch and cram into their throats

August 31, 2016 — Darren Naish

Stegosaurs and the Species Recognition Hypothesis

Does the species recognition hypothesis explain why Stegosaurus possesses the distinctive giant plates that run along the top of its neck, back and tail? Dear Species Recognition Hypothesis: look, we need to talk...

August 3, 2016 — Darren Naish

Meet the Shreats

A quick look at the obscure, striped, worm-eating mice of the Philippines.

July 14, 2016 — Darren Naish

The Stegosaurus Plate Controversy

You live in the Jurassic and you've evolved giant, diamond-shaped bone plates that stick out the top of your neck, back and tail. Why, evolution, why??

July 11, 2016 — Darren Naish