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A skeletal mount of Ceratosaurus chasing Dryosaurus.

Introducing Sophie!

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There’s a new face on the blog! Sophie has been getting some attention on Twitter with, among other things, her threads on vintage dinosaur books. Of course, it was a matter of time before she found her way here. Please welcome Sophie and come say hi in the comments! – Niels Hi there, everyone! I’m Sophie, you might know me from my Twitter where I’ve made a name for myself with my enormous threads on old dinosaur art, regular commentary…

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Natura Docet: Dinosaurs of Denekamp


It was a coincidence, really. It so happened that my work took me to Twente, the far Eastern corner of the Netherlands, and I saw these posters along the side of the road, advertising a dinosaur exhibition at Natura Docet. Of course, Natura Docet. The local nature museum. That’s here somewhere, isn’t it? Had I not befriended its curator, Eric Mulder, a couple of years ago? I immediately wrote it down and paid a visit to the museum at the…

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Sclerocormus parviceps by Nikolay Zerkov, used here with the artist's permission

This Mesozoic Month: May 2019

This Mesozoic Month

Time again to take a look at some of the Mesozoic discoveries and news from the last month. And when you’re done here, check out the 2019 Survey of Paleoart! We’re still taking (totally anonymous) submissions and there is a Spanish version active as well. All the details are on this page. In the News Suskityrannus hazelae is a new tyrannosauroid from New Mexico, dating to 92 million years old and filling in a gap in the fossil record regarding…

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Allosaurus crop

Vintage Dinosaur Art: My Favorite Dinosaurs – Part 1

Vintage Dinosaur Art

Not for the first time, I’ve got hold of a book containing some very famous pieces of palaeoart and thought to myself ‘oh, of course these have been covered on the blog before’ – only to have a look and realise that they haven’t. In this case, I was sure that I’d reviewed The [London] Natural History Museum Book of Dinosaurs (from 1993) back when I first started writing for LITC. Nope! As a result, and in spite of John…

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