Black and white illustration of Bajadasaurus with a dromaeosaur impaled on its neck spines

This Mesozoic Month: December 2019

This Mesozoic Month

And just like that, 2019 is done. Let’s look back on what this last month brought us from the Mesozoic, shall we? From the entire LITC crew, here’s to a fantastic 2020.

In the News

Around the Dinoblogosphere

Dispatches from Himmapaanland

The LITC AV Club

Jurassic Reimagined

Flying with Ferrodraco

Mummies of the Mesozoic

The Empty Wallets Club

  • Silver sauropod pendantMark Poulin’s MarMarSuperstar shop on Etsy has some nice dinosaur merchandise that’s whimsical and abstracted but not cliche, with geometric patterning that adds to the animals’ charm. In addition to the sauropod pendant shown here, there are more Mesozoic treats to find by browsing the shop.
  • Green t-shirt reading "Dinosaur Pedant" in orange textFrom pendants to… pedants. If you’re not ashamed to be an insufferable know-it-all, here’s the shirt for you.

Your Moment of Paleoart Zen

The Canadian paleoartist who goes by Tapwing delivered day after day of evocative black-and-white paleoart all during #DrawDinovember. I knew I needed to feature something this month, and it was really hard to choose! But I’m going to go with this amazing Bajadasaurus, which evokes the feel of a bracken-laden elk in the mist, with a macabre twist. The primal inkiness of these pieces have a George Solonevich feel to them that I really love.

Black and white illustration of Bajadasaurus with a dromaeosaur impaled on its neck spines

Check out more of Tapwing’s work at DeviantArt and follow her at Twitter.

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  • Reply
    Mustafa Ahmed
    December 31, 2019 at 9:52 am

    Should have done This Mesozoic Decade, seeing how tomorrow’s the 2020s.

    • Reply
      Mustafa Ahmed
      December 31, 2019 at 1:17 pm

      The idea would be the most important parts in palaeontology of it.

  • Reply
    Tyler Greenfield
    January 2, 2020 at 9:42 pm

    I would just like to point out that “Parirau ataroa” has not been formally named, as bioRxiv is not a journal and has no ISSN or ZooBank ID as required by the ICZN.

    • Reply
      David Orr
      January 6, 2020 at 7:08 pm

      Thanks, noted and amended above.

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