A previously unknown giant herbivore discovered (video)
A new subspecies of grass lizard, which has been named Garumbatitan morellensis, was discovered in Spain.
This new dinosaur has been named Garumbatitan morellensis and was 10 meters high and 25 meters long.
The herbivore was a four-legged herbivore with a long neck and tail, not unlike a brachiosaurus.
We had so much fun this Story Hour! Guan Un showed tremendous range with a pitch-perfect noir followed by a heartbreaking Weird piece and then a sweet fantasy. John Wiswell brought his signature mix of coziness and dry wit to kaiju and dinosaurs, closing the night down with laughs. Unmissable! #StoryHour2020 #ShortStories #AuthorReading #GuanUn #JohnWiswell #fantasy #kaiju #dinosaurs #humor https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?ref=watch_permalink&v=340552105191494
More new #paleoart at #Patreon: an attempt to show a realistic take on #dinosaur copulation. A lot of what's said about dinosaur mating is pretty ridiculous so, in an essay accompanying the hi-res version of this image, I try to cut to the sensible stuff. www.patreon.com/posts/89965576 #sciart #dinosaurs #paleontology
Ahmed Oussou, Peter L. Falkingham, Richard J. Butler, Khadija Boumir, Driss Ouarhache, Kawtar Ech-charay, André Charrière and Susannah C. R. Maidment (2023)
New Middle to ?Late Jurassic dinosaur tracksites in the Central High Atlas Mountains, Morocco
Royal Society Open Science 10(9): 231091
New #paleoart at #Patreon: Tyrannosaurus face bites. Thanks to large numbers of injured tyrannosaurid skulls, we know a lot about this behaviour. The main take-home? They weren't very nice to one another. High-res art and discussion at: https://www.patreon.com/posts/were-going-to-t-89921811 #fossil #sciart #dinosaurs
Say whaat? The Palaeontographical Society has just launched a new paleoart award with £500 and annual membership as 1st prize? Sign me up! Oh, wait, I'm one of the judges.
Visit https://www.palaeosoc.org/grants-prizes/research-funding-details/ for details, and get your entries in before Nov 25th!
(Please share widely!)
#Fossils show widespread plant extinctions after #asteroid wiped out #dinosaurs https://phys.org/news/2023-09-fossils-widespread-extinctions-asteroid-dinosaurs.html
The end-#Cretaceous plant #extinction: Heterogeneity, ecosystem transformation, and insights for the future https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/cambridge-prisms-extinction/article/endcretaceous-plant-extinction-heterogeneity-ecosystem-transformation-and-insights-for-the-future/D74EBD512E4261E4C28BB7AF024E80B9
A cliff in Alaska is covered with dozens of dinosaur footprints, a stunning discovery that reveals their diversity and abundance. The footprints belong to different types of dinosaurs, such as crane-like birds, plant-eaters and predators. The footprints challenge the idea that dinosaurs were warm-climate creatures and show how they adapted to the ancient Alaskan environment.
New Sea Mammals book, by Annalisa Berta, goes on sale today. I had fun creating 25 colour drawings of extinct species for this book. Published by Princeton: https://press.princeton.edu/books/hardcover/9780691236643/sea-mammals
#Art #Painting #PaleoArt #PalaeoArt #SciArt #SciCom #DigitalArt #Illustration #Dinosaurs #Birds #Reptiles #Palaeontology #Paleontology #Mammals
“Parthenogenesis is a well-established trait in some reptiles. Such babies, called parthenotes, make up the majority of some lizard species: New Mexico whiptails and tiny mourning geckos are made up entirely of all-female lineages. In other reptiles, like copperhead snakes and komodo dragons, it happens only occasionally among specific individuals.”
Dinosaur feathers reveal traces of ancient proteins. X-ray evidence of proteins in fossil feathers sheds new light on feather evolution. #science #history #dinosaurs #fossils https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2023/09/230921154521.htm
Sallydinosaur Purzelbaum und so ...
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Vintage Jurassic Park Covers! is the order of the day over at the Chasmosaur blog: https://chasmosaurs.com/2023/09/22/vintage-jurassic-park-covers/
Some of the cavers are vaguely familiar, many are retro, and some are downright bizarre.
This one's from Italy, 1991.
Not only was #ammineite recently discovered, it's only been present for a short part of Earth history; copper and guano in dry areas.
Base figure from John et al. (2010) Porphyry Copper Deposit Model, USGS SIR. Ammineite photo by Germano Fretti hosted on MinDat.org
Inspired by @llewelly
Edited: I've been repeating that birds are #dinosaurs so long that...
suddenly I fear I'm going to have trouble keeping Xinjiangtitan and Jiangxititan distinct in my brain.
What are #Triops? 🦐
About 220 million years ago, dinosaurs inhabited our planet and dominated ecosystems. The era of the #dinosaurs was ended by the mass extinction in the Cretaceous-Palaeogene boundary. Triops survived and are now the oldest known living animal species in the world. But what are Triops actually?
Primordial World: Book 3 by Baileigh Higgins
“Higgins blends spy tropes with man-vs-beast adventure, creating an engaging action thriller.”
Please join us during the virtual meeting for the State of the Dinosauria discussion panel! Moderator ReBecca Hunt-Foster will be chatting with a fantastic group of dinosaur-focused paleontologists about recent discoveries, plus taking audience questions.
https://vertpaleo.org/2023-virtual-meeting/ #dinosaurs #Paleontolgy
I don't buy a great deal in for the Gallery as we make most of our stock, but in January I preorder some Christmas bits. It arrived today and I decided to put it straight out as it's been such a strange year business wise. Turns out it was a good decision as I immediately sold 4 decorations.
I'd forgotten how cute these #dinosaurs are! I must have been having one of my moments when I ordered them 😅
Caudipteryx doodle. Line work, then with colors inspired by pheasants.
Caudipteryx isn't really a bird but it's only slightly larger than a pheasant and lived in a formation that appears to have been forested.
The fossils have color information and the feathers had visible bands. Although the plumage would apprently have been darker than what I drew.
The #Wollemi #pine was thought to have gone extinct 2 million years ago until it was rediscovered in #australia by a group of hikers in 1994. Now, scientists have decoded its #genome to understand how it's survived — almost unchanged — since the time of the #dinosaurs. #greatRead
Remembering when I drew some ideas for Jurassic World sequels back in 2015, while the JW trilogy was just 1 mediocre film, not a 3-film car-crash. More interesting fictional dinosaurs and the resurrection of extinct hominds were top of my list. Still waiting on that phone call, Hollywood producers. #dinosaurs
Li Yang, Xiaobo Li, Jun Chen & Robert R. Reisz (2023)
First Discovery of Large-bodied Dromaeosaurid Fossil Materials (Dinosauria: Theropoda) from the Upper Cretaceous Quantou Formation, Songliao Basin, Northeast China
Cretaceous Research 105711
"I would recommend this book to anyone that loves dinosaurs and interesting facts. It's fantastic!"
#TheTyrannosaursFeathers gets some lovely reviews from young readers in ENVOY magazine.
It's on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/3Luo1N4
Fossils on display at Makoshika State Park visitor center, Glendive, eastern Montana, USA. The K-Pg (K/T) boundary between the Cretaceous Hell Creek Formation and the overlying Paleocene Fort Union Fm, which records the extinction of the #dinosaurs, is exposed here! #geology #paleontology #FossilFriday
If you're planning to submit an entry to the Dinosaur Toy Forum Diorama Contest 2023 then make sure you don't miss the deadline on Saturday 30th September – it's less than two weeks away!
The contest details are here: https://dinotoyblog.com/forum/index.php?topic=10625
Oh and yes, the new ink is sick as hell. From Mason Grey at Stray Dog Tattoos in Westland, Michigan, fabulous artist and tattoo shop! (There's also some older trilobite tattoos sneaking into the pic, I'm working on a fossil sleeve.) #tattoos #dinosaurs
Behold a gorgeous therapod skull! It's not easy having the coolest tattoos in the world, but it's a burden I must bear. 😔
You can now purchase a Velociraptor vs. Protoceratops painting on my new Etsy store!!
I’ve put the link directly in my “About” section as well as my LinkTree if you’re interested in checking it out!
after 5 years, it is still hilarious to me that there is a scientific paper titled _The Real Big Foot_, and it is about a sauropod hind foot, also known as a pes.
_The real Bigfoot: a pes from Wyoming, USA is the largest sauropod pes ever reported and the northern-most occurrence of brachiosaurids in the Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation_
TIL that my favorite dinosaur from my childhood, Brontosaurus, after being demoted in the 1970s, was reinstated as an official dinosaur genus in 2015!
That's right! It's not an Apatosaurus, dammit! The 6yo in me is jumping for joy!
"Brontosaurus Stomps Back to Claim Its Status as Real Dinosaur" - National Geographic
Wonder Is Everywhere: A Message in an Egg Carton, Millions of Confused Bees, and More From Around the Web
Paleontologists May Have Found A Missing Branch Between Dinosaurs And Birds:
#palaeontology #birds #dinosaurs #feathers
#Fossils of Two New Abelisaurid #Dinosaurs Uncovered in #Morocco https://www.sci.news/paleontology/moroccan-abelisaurid-dinosaurs-12207.html
New fossils of #Abelisauridae (#Dinosauria: #Theropoda) from the upper #Maastrichtian of Morocco, North Africa https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0195667123002057
"The two new #dinosaur species lived approximately 66 million years ago and had short, bulldog snouts and very short arms. They belonged to Abelisauridae, a family of #carnivorous dinosaurs that were counterparts to the #tyrannosaurs of the northern hemisphere."
Somebody with three toes stepped into the mud a very very long time ago!! Each toe is about 3-4” long. This is one of set of slate steps marking a pathway to the back deck at the small home my mother-in-laws rents in Turners Falls, MA. #dinosaurs
Steve Brusatte's The Rise and Fall of Dinosaurs turned me on to the problematics of accounting for the biggest dinosaur's sheer size. Here's an interesting explanation of some of the latest research on sauropods: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-sauropod-dinosaurs-became-the-biggest-land-animals-again-and-again/ #dinosaurs #sauropods #paleontology #evolution
The Bizarre True Story of Central Park’s Doomed Victorian Dinosaur Museum - https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/dinosaur-museum-central-park-boss-tweed-nyc
To anyone interested in the Rainbowsaur Sticker Sheet, NOW’S YOUR CHANCE!
It’s my birthday month so as a way to celebrate I’ll be sending this sticker sheet to everyone who joins the “Final Render” tier on my Patreon (15$) during August.
More info on this public post: https://www.patreon.com/posts/87129245?utm_campaign=postshare_creator
Tell your friends!
Wah, another dinosaur discovery in Thailand: https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/2618353/worlds-newest-dinosaur-found-in-kalasin
>“It is one of the most complete dinosaur fossils in Southeast Asia.”
>It is the 13th dinosaur fossil found in Thailand and the world’s newest discovered species of dinosaur, Ms Oranuj said.
>The fossil dates from about 150 million years ago, which was in the late Jurassic period. Its pelvis is similar to those of birds, called ornithischian dinosaurs.
>Phu Noi mountain, where the fossil was found, has been dubbed the Jurassic Park of Thailand because more than 5,000 fossilised remains of ancient creatures with backbones have been discovered there. It is the biggest and most bio-diverse site of fossilised vertebrates in Southeast Asia, Ms Oranuj said.
It's publication day for The Tyrannosaur's Feathers!
I've written an article about the book and why I dedicated it to my late friend Wang Qi: https://plesiosauria.com/the-tyrannosaurs-feathers-book-out-now/
The book is widely available online, including on Amazon US now https://www.amazon.com/dp/1915235596/ and it can be ordered from your local bookshop.
#ShowerThoughts: If birds, like chickens, evolved from #dinosaurs and we were to, Jurassic Park style, recreate them, and then eat them; they'd probably taste like chicken...but since dinos came first, shouldn't we be saying that chicken tastes like dinosaur and not the other way around? (PS I'm not advocating that we eat dinosaurs, this is purely a grammatical thought.)
Oh mais merci pour votre accueil 🥰
Voici une nouvelle image pour votre bon plaisir, illustration réalisée pour le Larousse des dinos qui sortira en France le 11 octobre.
Je galère un peu à comprendre encore l'outil notamment pourquoi on n'a pas tous le même @ après notre pseudo
Mais j'ai compris qu'on pouvait utiliser des hashtags 😎
Yes this is a dinosaur pillow case.
Yes I’m in my 40s.
No I won’t be taking any questions.
I love majestic/dramatic poses in paleoart but what I REALLY love are poses that show everyday behavior, even if those poses are less "dignified." Like this painting of lekking, a ground-scraping mating display (plus bonus background sexytime!), in theropod dinosaurs. Art is by Xing Lida, based on preserved marks found in Cretaceous sites in Colorado.
I wrote about it for Live Science: https://www.livescience.com/53294-dinosaur-mating-dance-evidence.html