Repenomamus illustration by Maija Karala

This Mesozoic Month: March 2020

This Mesozoic Month

Stay safe. Stay at home, as best you can. Look out for each other. Flatten the curve. With that said, let’s look back at March 2020 in Mesozoic paleontology.

In the News

Around the Dinoblogosphere

Dispatches from Himmapaanland

Each month, I feature some of the work our own Natee shares on Twitter. Of course, this is just a selection of paleontological content, but their work is much more than that. So be sure to follow Natee them on the tweeting websiteand Instagram for much more, and buy your own piece of Himmapaanland at Redbubble.

The LITC AV Club

Plesiosaurs on Palaeocast

Learn all about the amazing plesiosaurs, their evolution over time, and how opal is formed in a terrific episode of Palaeocast in which Dave Marshall interviews Dr. Benjamin Kear of Uppsala University.

Fossil Plants with Dr. Susannah Lydon

The Empty Wallets Club

  • The leather Archelon model by Paleo Leather

    Janelle Becker’s Paleo Leather shop deserves a look. In addition to more expensive limited edition models like the Archelon above, she makes more affordable kits for your assembly. Shop at the Paleo Leather site and follow at Facebook.

  • Hell Creek Tyrants parody sports logo tee shirt

    I recently had the idea to do a sports logo with a Mesozoic spin, and created this design for a fictional team called the Hell Creek Tyrants. I might do more, time will tell! You can buy it on tees, mugs, totes, stickers, and more at my Redbubble shop.

Your Moment of Paleoart Zen

I felt a bit fuzzy today so why not feature a mammalian denizen of the mesozoic? I’ve long been a fan of Maija Karala’s paleoart, and she recently did this splendid illustration of Repenomamus.

Repenomamus illustration by Maija Karala

Repenomamus giganticus, © Maija Karala. Shared here with the artist’s permission.

Keep up with Maija at DeviantArt, Twitter, and her blog. With Ville Sinkonnen, Maija is part of Studio Eem. Follow them at Facebook and Instagram and shop their beautiful wares at Society 6. Also, read my interview with Maija from 2014!

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  • Reply
    March 31, 2020 at 4:37 pm

    I recognize that these roundups are not intended to be exhaustive, but as one of the describers of Asteriornis, I feel that my blog post on it would be of interest.

    • Reply
      David Orr
      March 31, 2020 at 4:52 pm

      Thanks. Sorry. I quickly whipped this together this month because other things have taken precedence this month.

      • Reply
        Niels Hazeborg
        March 31, 2020 at 5:01 pm

        It’s been a heck of a month.

      • Reply
        March 31, 2020 at 5:21 pm

        No worries, it’s certainly been a wild ride for everyone lately.

        • Reply
          David Orr
          April 1, 2020 at 11:29 am

          I updated the post to include your link. Thanks again. Stay strong.

          • albertonykus
            April 1, 2020 at 8:06 pm

            Thanks for going to the trouble, and same to you!

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