NHM Nature Live Talk on Triassic Marine Reptiles
As part of the Nature Live series of the Natural History Museum London, I presented a public talk on the marine reptiles of the Triassic, which represent the no-less fascinating predecessors of the famous Jurassic ichthyosaurs and plesiosaurs on display in the museum's halls.
In this podcast accompanying our publication in the Netherlands Journal of Geosciences, I talked with Editor-in-Chief Dr. Henk Kombrink about the enigmatic sauropterygian jaw we studied, as well as more generally about the fossil locality of Winterswijk and marine faunas of the Middle Triassic.
The Paper Trail Podcast
Press Coverage on Pendraig milnerae
Our study introducing Pendraig milnerae, the oldest theropod (meat-eating) dinosaur from the UK, garnered widespread media attention. Here are links to some of the online articles.
BBC News (includes video and audio interviews)
6 October 2021
ITV News (includes video interview)
6 October 2021
Tate Conference Invited Online Talk
I was invited to give an online talk during the Marine Reptile conference of the Tate Geological Museum in Casper, Wyoming. This talk covers some aspects of my PhD research, focusing on our discovery of the new species Tanystropheus hydroides and the skull morphology and lifestyle of this wonderfully ridiculous reptile.
Press Coverage on Tanystropheus
Our research on Tanystropheus garnered widespread international media attention. Here are links to some of the online articles.
The New York Times
12 August 2020
6 August 2020
Commentary on vivipary in Dinocephalosaurus paper (in Dutch)
Liu et al. 2017 described a specimen of the marine archosauromorph Dinocephalosaurus orientalis that preserves embryonic remains. This provides the first example of vivipary (live-birth) in Archosauromorpha, the reptile clade including dinosaurs (including birds) and crocodylians, all of which are exclusively known to be oviparous (egg-laying). I was asked to comment on this paper by the Dutch public news (NPO).