Vault tales 127 – Clades – Chondrostei

I am back with another Clades post. This one is exciting because it features one of my favorite fish groups! It’s also daunting because I have a lot of representatives of this group (unlike most of the ones I’ve done) which means more to say. And also trying to sort out photo presentation… As itContinue reading “Vault tales 127 – Clades – Chondrostei”

Vault tales 112 – Clades – Pliosaurs

So we are back with another Clades discussion–one that, unlike other clades posts, does not even begin to cover all of the possible figures out there! That’s right, the predatory beast of Jurassic and early Cretaceous (maybe late Triassic?) seas, the Pliosaurs (properly, the Pliosauroidea…) These animals are famous in books and documentaries for beingContinue reading “Vault tales 112 – Clades – Pliosaurs”

Vault tales 109 – Clades – “Stegocephalia”

So we’re back with another ‘clades’ post, and this one is a very unique one, which requires one heck of a caveat! In this case, it is figures labelled as ‘Stegocephalia’ in my collection database–informal labels, not truly clades. If I was going to discuss all of the stegocephalians, well, it would cover the entirelyContinue reading “Vault tales 109 – Clades – “Stegocephalia””

Vault tales 104 – Clades – Gorgonopsia

We’re back to another clades post–this time it’s one where I actually have a number of models, from a group that I actively collect. It’s the group of synapsids called Gorgonopsia–a group of reptile-looking Permian tetrapods that, being part of Therapsida, are more closely related to mammals. They, along with related groups, were often referredContinue reading “Vault tales 104 – Clades – Gorgonopsia”

Vault tales 87 – Clades – Protosuchia

It’s been a long time since the Random Number Generator picked a clade instead of a figure, but here we are. And while as a group it’s a little more in my normal wheelhouse…it’s not exactly a group with a lot of figures! As with many groups and their listings in my personal database, sometimesContinue reading “Vault tales 87 – Clades – Protosuchia”