Yesterday, I came across a post by Stuart Shieber, in which he highlighted a quote and linked to a blog post about an interview that Richard Poynder had done with Jan Velterop, in which the latter had said the following:
The evolution of scientific communication will go on, without any doubt, and although that may not mean the total demise of the traditional models, these models will necessarily change. After all, some dinosaur lineages survived as well. We call them birds. And there are some very attractive ones. They are smaller than the dinosaurs they evolved from, though. Much smaller.
Today’s Open Access File of the Day on Wikimedia Commons shows the reconstruction of a small and agile dinosaur – Araripesuchus wegeneri – that reached just about 80cm as an adult.
- Fig. 46C of the article Cretaceous Crocodyliforms from the Sahara, published in 2009 by Paul Sereno and Hans Larsson in ZooKeys.
- Licensed CC BY. Artist: Todd Marshall.
- Used, e.g., on the Czech Wikipedia and in Wikispecies.