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April 2019

Illustration of Herrerasaurus ischigualastensis by Stavros Svensson Kundromichalis. Shared here with the artist's permission.

This Mesozoic Month: April 2019

This Mesozoic Month

Here in my corner of the northern hemisphere, spring is finally starting to do its thing: days elongating, trees budding, flowers blossoming. But no matter where in the world you are, we can all revel in a blossoming of research, writing and art exploring prehistory. Take my hand as we stroll through the Mesozoic world, perpetually being enriched by the hard work of the paleontological community. In the News It is such a precious thing to have any fossil remains…

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Vintage Dinosaur Art: A natural history of Dinosaurs – Part 2

Vintage Dinosaur Art

Last time around, we had a look at various illustrations of theropods from 1977’s A natural history of Dinosaurs (this edition being from 1978), authored by Richard Moody and involving an assortment of artists. While theropods are obviously the Best Dinosaurs, I’m aware that there are people out there – strange people, no doubt – who are more interested in ornithischians (or non-theropod ornithoscelidilians, if you prefer) and sauropods. So here they are! Starting with a very early sauropodomorph with…

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A chasmosaur skull saying "Paleos on Patreon"

Paleos on Patreon

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A lot of us creative types have to rely on a mosaic of income sources to stay afloat, and the writers and artists who regularly deliver us fossiliferous goodies are no exception. Here is a selection of these creators who use Patreon, a site which allows patrons to support talent by making monthly pledges. In case you’ve never tried to use the site’s search function: it sucks! It’s really hard to find creators by using keywords you care about. So…

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Vintage Dinosaur Art: A natural history of Dinosaurs – Part 1

Vintage Dinosaur Art

Although it was during the early 1990s when I first became interested in dinosaurs and dinosaur art, much of what was floating around back then had been produced decades prior. This only intensified when A Certain Movie came along, and everyone rushed out whatever dinosaur-festooned tat and half-hearted books they could to cash in. If a publisher happened to have the rights to some old dinosaur paintings from back in the ’70s then, well, that was easy money. As such,…

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