Introducing Love in the Time of Chasmosaurs: The Podcast! In the first episode, Natee Himmapaan, Marc Vincent and Niels Hazeborg discuss the dinosaur news, admire a well known book full of Vintage Dinosaur Art, and interview palaeoartist Joschua Knüppe on his new book. On this blog post, you can find links to the relevant news articles, all the images we discuss, and links to the work of our interviewed artist.
In the News
- TetZooMCon happened on 12 december 2020. A discussion of the event can be found on the TetZoo website.
- Lagerpetids have been found to be close relatives to pterosaurs. The paper by Ezcurra et al can be found here.
- Ubirajara is a newly-found compsognathid with interesting soft tissue preservation, but its publication is surrounded in controversy. Here is an article in Science explaining it all. Here are Luis Rey’s reconstructions, which we discuss in the episode.
- Here is Scott Hartman’s new Spinosaurus reconstruction. His discussion of the sail shape (among other things) is here.
Vintage Dinosaur Art
We discussed the well-known, beautifully illustrated The Evolution and Ecology of the Dinosaurs (1975), written by Beverly Halstead and illustrated by Giovanni Caselli.
- Part one of Marc’s 2012 review of the book
- Part two – Giovanni Caselli himself weighs in in the comment section!
Europsaurus: Life on Jurassic Islands by Oliver Wings and Joschua Knüppe can be bought from the Pfeil Verlag website here. The book is in both German and English.