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

Eupark F

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 while… it also has the first time ever printed version of my “new” Spinosaurus and some other novelties like this Carcharodontosaurus with Ornithocheirus prize, Patalititan titanosaurs included!. I was inspired by a skeletal diorama that I have seen recently… only that the diorama was an Irritator not this gigantic carnosaur!Carcharo-ornithoFNeedles to say Fossils for Africa is an erudite, popular treaty on African prehistory (as any publication Dr. Chinsamy-Turan is involved with). Although well printed, I was somewhat disappointed of the size and specially the size of the illustrations, so don’t expect lavish, big illustrative displays… it is however a more  specialist venture and has >more< illustrations  than my previous effort with her in Famous Dinosaurs of Africa, so I throughly recommend it!

The book can be ordered  from the Cambridge University Press website

Here are a couple of outtakes that didn’t make it to the last round…  new versions of Majungasaurus and SuvhomimusMajungaFSuchomimus F


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

  1. psittacosaurus5090 says:

    Can’t wait for the new book we all been waiting for!

  2. Euparkeria- I don’t remember giving input on that, but I do like it (and my memory is far from faultless)! 🙂

  3. Dinosaur Guy says:

    Hey Luis, may I ask opinion on feathers on spinosaurs and abelisaurs?

    • luisvrey says:

      I have no other opinion than the current evidence: Carnotaurus seems scaly to me! However, fuzz and protofeathery skin seem always a possibility since it seems it might have been at the base of dinosaurian evolution… when we find some more evidence… we can talk!

  4. Nice work mr. Ray! My only critique is that the body of the Majungasaurus seems a bit too short, but maybe thats just perspective. Anyways, this is awesome and the Suchomimus is awesome!

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