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Vintage Dinosaur Art: A natural history of Dinosaurs – Part 2

Vintage Dinosaur Art

Last time around, we had a look at various illustrations of theropods from 1977’s A natural history of Dinosaurs (this edition being from 1978), authored by Richard Moody and involving an assortment of artists. While theropods are obviously the Best Dinosaurs, I’m aware that there are people out there – strange people, no doubt – who are more interested in ornithischians (or non-theropod ornithoscelidilians, if you prefer) and sauropods. So here they are! Starting with a very early sauropodomorph with…

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Vintage Dinosaur Art: T. R. & Friends

Vintage Dinosaur Art

There are certain books that you’ll be absolutely certain you’ve seen before, but just can’t quite place where or how. This was just such a book for me. T. R. (Tyrannosaurus rex) & Friends was published in 1988, and would’ve still been hanging around in bookshops when I first got into dinosaurs as a child, only 4 or so years later. When reader Elsie Swann sent over images from TR&F, the distinctive illustrations instantly rang a bell, but I didn’t…

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Vintage Dinosaur Art: Digging for Dinosaurs

Vintage Dinosaur Art

Welcome back, at long last, to the wonderful world of vintage dinosaur books authored by Professor William Elgin Swinton, typically credited as simply W. E. Swinton. A Scottish palaeontologist who had a berth at the London NHM before moving to Canada, Swinton is probably best known among palaeoart aficionados for writing an official NHM book on dinosaurs, featuring Neave Parker artwork, that was reprinted again and again – long after the science in it had been rendered completely obsolete. I…

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Vintage Dinosaur Art: My Favorite Dinosaurs – Part 2

Vintage Dinosaur Art

Let’s finish this thing. I know that everyone loves ’90s Sibbick as much as I do, and is never, ever bothered by the ‘Vintage Dinosaur Art’ series featuring art that’s so relatively recent. And let’s not forget that Herman Diaz went to all the trouble to send this one over from the States. Therefore, there surely won’t be any complaints. Surely. Look, here’s a comparatively obscure Iguanodon piece. The above is one of the few pieces featured in My Favorite…

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This Mesozoic Month: September 2018

This Mesozoic Month

Not the best month. The world watched as the National Museum of Brazil burned to the ground, destroying an incalculably valuable collection of historical, archaeological, palaeontological, and biological artifacts. Our hearts go out to all of the dedicated museum workers who scrambled to save what they could. It’s a tragedy to the global community. In the News Fitting to start with new research out of Brazil, then. A new species of the sphagesaurid genus Caipirasuchus has been described from the…

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