Thursday, April 1, 2010


Bill Parker of Chinleana has posted my favorite April Fool's joke, ever. It almost got me - when I saw the post in Google Reader, I got excited. At first, all I saw was the name of the new dinosaur, Chinleraptor, which is an indisputably cool name for a dinosaur. Then I kept reading the abstract... all I can say is, "well played."

I should have read the paper's title first.

Howard, M., Howard, S., Fine, L., Howard, C., and J. DeRita. 2010. Chinleraptor dockumensis a megacooldudinid carnosaur (Family Dromaeosauridae) from the Late Triassic (Ungualia biozone) of Texas, the largest (and thus coolest) raptor ever. Upublishyerself 1:1-2.

1 comment:

  1. The title got me, but after that was just me trying really hard not to laugh out loud. (It was late at night.)


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