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

Around the Dinoblogosphere

Dispatches from Himmapaanland

Every month, I use this space to share a handful of Natee’s tweets of a palaeoartistic nature, for the benefit of those of you who don’t delve into the Twitterverse (probably wisely). Enjoy!

The LITC AV Club

Dr. Andrew Heckert on Aetosaurs

From Matrix to Museum Hall

Meet the Taeniodonts

The Empty Wallets Club

  • "I believe in dinocorns" tee design by Raven Amos. Featured an illustrated Brachiosaurus with a horn on its head and flowing, rainbow-colored mane.

    It’s a “fanciful sauropod” theme this month. First: Raven Amos has delivered the mythical beast you’ve always wanted and never needed more: the dinocorn. And it comes in two more variations for those of use who don’t give a flip about being SFW. Buy your shirt from her Neatoshop.

  • Embroidered patch design of a sauropod dinosaur in astronaut gear. Reading "never stop dreaming"

    Here’s a cute lil’ embroidered patch that would look cool on a kid’s jacket or backpack. Or an adult’s, let’s be honest. It’s made by Shani and Tal, two designers who work together under the name of Compoco. Pick yours up on Etsy.

Your Moment of Paleoart Zen

Stavros Svensson Kundromichalis has been delivering some premium paleoartistic content to the Facebook Paleoartists group lately. Minimalistic, with adventurous color and exploration of integument, these pieces explore Triassic life with a distinctive aesthetic. It’s reminiscent of Ezra Jack Keats’ work. Hard to choose one to feature, but I went with Herrerasaurus just ‘cuz.

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

Follow Stavros on DeviantArt, Tumblr, Facebook, and Instagram. Check out his entire Triassic series on his site, here.

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