Yearly Archives: 2014

Greetings from this Blog!

…just in case there’s anybody I couldn’t reach!  It’s been quite a year… beware of straying asteroids in the next one… and thanks for keeping communication open!

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Fossils For Africa is out… and not all are dinosaurs of course!

This little Euparkeria (revised  by John Hutchinson  and Dave Hone, both of whom I also thank here) is one of the several new illustrations featured in the new Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan  book “Fossils For Africa” that I have been advertising here for a … Continue reading

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New and diverse uses for Microraptor at the SVP meeting, Berlín 2014.

I have a bit of collaboration stories with Scott Foss… mammal guy he is, years ago he commissioned me to do this humorous piece to celebrate what a really oversized Entelodont pig would do to a T. rex…wishful thinking on his part, … Continue reading

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The 2014 Mexican Experience!

I bet nobody would be expecting >this< as this year’s “Mexican Experience”; but this is one of many surprises I’ve got from the talented dino-modelers that are located in Mexico. You may know him from previous posts: Aldebran Castañeda‘s fully pose able “Fomisaurs” … Continue reading

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Sabadell and Tremp. The Dinosaur adventure continues in Catalonia!

Spectacular sauropod footprints, part of the “Dinoturbation” at the locality of Orcau, near Tremp. After the success of Hatching the Past in Coll de Nargó, Peter Norton moved the exhibition to the lavish surroundings of the exquisite Espai Cultural of Sabadell (nearby … Continue reading

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What happens when Spinosaurus runs ashore…

The continuing Spinosaurus saga has reached its peak with Paul Sereno and National Geographic’s final, detailed description of the new version of Spinosaurus aegyptiacus.  And things just couldn’t get weirder. Are we witnessing the first ever “cetacean-like” dinosaur? It has the bone … Continue reading

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The Art of Dinosnores

It happened almost in an instant… time flew, and suddenly… we had this marvellous stuff hanging on the walls! If this can be done in just forty minutes of FUN (including a talk),,, just imagine what we could do in a proper, … Continue reading

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That was then… this is NOW!

Paul Sereno has released his new version of Spinosaurus… the details are still to be disclosed, but by what I saw in the little picture of his new mounted skeleton, this animal is even weirder than we ever thought, so … Continue reading

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Hatching The Past in the Catalonian Pyrenees!

For the first time in a long time, Hatching The Past, this time known as: “L’ECLOSIÓ DEL PASSAT: OUS I CRIES DE DINOSAURES” , arrives home. Yes, the ESPAI DINOSFERA DE COLL DE NARGÓ in the Catalonian Pyrenees boasts the privilege of actually being … Continue reading

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Cheap Thrills!

Visiting your local boot sale in London is almost always guarantee that you’ll find some new dinosaur toy rejects… that’s what happened  couple weeks ago: spent £2 and got a full bag of selected dinotoys… among which I found a … Continue reading

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