Bajadasaurus illustration by Francisco Riolobos

This Mesozoic Month: March 2019

This Mesozoic Month

March! It was a month of wonders. Not the least of which is that the 2019 Survey of Paleoartists has surpassed the number of respondents of the 2017 edition! If you’re a paleoartist, please click over to the survey to participate. I’m going to keep it running for a few months, but there’s no time like the present to stand up and be counted.

In the News

Around the Dinoblogosphere

Dispatches from Himmapaanland

What did Natee give us this month? More Premium Content™, of course.

The LITC AV Club

It’s all about Popularizing Palaeontology this time around, with a bunch of great videos from the most recent workshop hitting YouTube. Here are a few to get you started.

Elsa Panciroli on Ancient Mammals

Shana Van Hauwermeiren on the Iguanodons of Bernissart

Mark Witton on Ancient Monsters

Crowdfunding Spotlight

Dino-Pride Saurians

Ryuu of Neurotic Sphynx has designed a set of dinosaur enamel pins celebrating LGBTQ+ pride. The campaign has been a success, and completely funded weeks ago, but you still have time to get in on them.

Head over to Kickstarter to snag your own!

Bighorn Basin Paleontological Institute Challenge Grants

Bighorn Basin Paleontological Institute's crowdfunding challenge

A bunch of paleontology research projects have been accepted into a grant challenge hosted by the Bighorn Basin Paleontological Institute at Experiment. You can back research into the oldest known tortoise, the paleofauna of the Karoo Basin or northwestern Colorado, and climate research at Ice Age dig sites in the Black Hills. The campaign with the most backers will receive an additional $1,000, too! Go to Experiment to back the projects.

The Empty Wallets Club

  • CollectA Edaphosaurus figure for 2019Everything Dinosaur announced that the 2019 CollectA series of prehistoric figures are in stock. Check out the collection.
  • Ladies' Paleontology Society tee shirtJoin the Ladies’ Paleontology Society! From the text set in Bookman Swash to the retrosaurs, this tee is a total throwback. Get yours here.

Your Moment of Paleoart Zen

It’s Franxurio! I have long been an admirer of Francisco Riolobos’ whimsical work, and lately he’s been featuring newly described taxa. Here’s his majestic Bajadasaurus. Look at that spiky boy. It’s a perfect demonstration of the dramatically angular forms of Francisco’s recent aesthetic.

Bajadasaurus illustration,  © Francisco Riolobos. Shared here with the artist's permission.

Bajadasaurus illustration, © Francisco Riolobos. Shared here with the artist’s permission.

Keep up with Francisco’s continuing series of prehistoric beasts new to science at Instagram. And visit his website to check out all of his other work and buy awesome stuff in his shop!

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