Friday, September 04, 2009

Oh no! Silence again?

No. I just have family visiting this week and haven't spent much time close to the computer. Instead, I've been guiding half-assed historical tours of Berlin, visiting museums and the aquarium, etc. etc.

I was unaware before yesterday that the Berlin Zoo actuall has a live, captive Tuatara. These poor beasts are on the verge of extinction, something they are often credited with dodging for over 220 million years. That's not exactly true, of course, because modern Sphenodon are not identical to fossil ones, but nevertheless they are the last surviving representatives of that extinct clade.

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