Palaeo After Dark

A group of fresh faced scientists have biweekly informal discussions about evolutionary biology and palaeontology... over beer.

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Podcast 201 - It's Got Legs!

The gang discusses two papers are things with legs…. and the word snake is their name. Honestly, we’ve had flimsier excuses for a podcast, jut go with it. The first paper looks at a specimen of a legged snake, and the second paper discusses...



Podcast 200 - Going Full Circle of Teeth

The gang celebrates hitting the milestone of 200 podcast episodes by returning to a topic related to their first episode, sharks. The first paper looks at how shark size has changed through time, and the second paper looks at the different ways...



Podcast 199 - It's Complicated; Ecological Convergence

The gang discusses two papers that look in detail at examples of convergence in the fossil record. The first paper uses multivariate statistics to create an “eco-space” in order to study how ecological roles of marine tetrapods changed over the...



Podcast 198 - Ugly Baby

The gang discusses two papers about interesting finds in the bones of fossil vertebrates. The first paper looks at the evolution of bony parts in early fishes, and the second paper shows a fascinating example of ontological change in a species of...


 2020-10-11  1h34m

Podcast 197 - Pie Heresy

The gang discusses two papers that investigate niche partitioning and the ecological impacts on bird beak evolution. Honestly, this podcast is just a grab bag of different topics loosely connected together as an excuse for James to continue to espouse...


 2020-09-27  1h12m

Podcast 196 - High Quality Discount Corpses

The gang discusses two papers that look at the wealth of information left behind on fossil bones which can let us know about the many organisms which worked to break down and decay dead animals. These feeding traces give clues to the presence of...


 2020-09-13  1h19m

Podcast 195 - Big Feetz

The gang discusses two papers that use the trace fossil record to give us a more detailed understanding of the impacts of mass extinctions. Meanwhile, Curt has a new CSI, Amanda has too many synapsids, and James “understands comedy”.  ...


 2020-08-30  1h20m

Podcast 194 - Pedals the Crocodile

The gang discusses two papers about the ecological data that we can learn from looking at trace fossils. The first paper looks at a unique ancient crocodilian behavior, and the second paper shows similar shore bird behaviors over the course of tens of...


 2020-08-16  1h44m

Podcast 193 - Making Monsters

The gang discuss two papers that describe unique animal fossils which have been known but haven’t (until now) been formally described. The first is “Collins Monster”, a lobopod from the Cambrian, and the second is a fossil dolphin which is...


 2020-08-02  1h46m

Podcast 192 - Egg

Hey now, you’re an all-star, get the game on, go play. Hey now, you’re a rock star, get the show on, get paid! All that glitters is a long discussion about Mesozoic eggs. One of the papers we discuss suggests that the evolution of hard...


 2020-07-19  1h9m