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 202 – Clades – Pilosa

It’s another Clades post! This time a more stem-group clade, looking at one group within the mammal group Xenarthra. The name of the group Xenarthra refers to the unusual joints in their vertebrae. They generally have reduced dentition, and likely evolved as digging or burrowing instect eaters. As a group, xenarthrans are a group foundContinue reading “Vault tales 202 – Clades – Pilosa”

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”