Vault Tales 220 Clades – Macronychoptera

Today, I’m going to tackle another one of these ‘clades’, or really more of a ‘grade’. In this case, a group among one of the most popular and well-known prehistoric reptiles, the pterosaurs. As a group, it’s probably one of the most distinctive…it’s reptiles, specifically archosaurs, that are evolved to fly. It’s hard to sayContinue reading “Vault Tales 220 Clades – Macronychoptera”

Vault tales 215 – Clades – Anura

We’re already doing another clade post? Yes! And it’s another one where there are a whole lot of figures, but I have just a small sampling. Really, it’s almost hard to not have at least a few figures from this clade. I am speaking about the Anura, better known as Frogs! Frogs are of courseContinue reading “Vault tales 215 – Clades – Anura”

Vault tales 214 – Clades – Ruminantia

Time to visit another clade, this time a true crown-group clade, the Ruminantia (or Ruminantiomorpha…if we include some of the anthracotherids that are a stem-group to the ruminantia). As a group, this is a fairly familiar one both as animals and as figures. The living groups include the bovids (cows, antelopes, goats, sheep, etc); theContinue reading “Vault tales 214 – Clades – Ruminantia”

Vault tales 200 – Clades – Pancarnivora

So here I am, with post number 200! That seems crazy! And for this one, I get to look at a clade that I find pretty interesting, and which until recently didn’t have a whole lot of representative figures! I am referring to the stem group of the clade Pancarnivora, a group that includes allContinue reading “Vault tales 200 – Clades – Pancarnivora”

Vault tales 196 – Clades – Haplorhini

Well, here again with another ‘Clades’ post which…is another one that can get tricky. I think the name clade has become tricky because of how I broke everything down…but I know what I mean! Anyway, this one will touch upon the ‘Haplorhini’ which in my database, refers to the basal members of the group ofContinue reading “Vault tales 196 – Clades – Haplorhini”