The Extended 2016 Mexican Palaeontology Experience…


Remember this?Coahuilaceratops B

In a previous blog entry I named Kritosaurus its main protagonist , but its true real brand new name is Isauria (Latirhinus uitslaniand) is currently in the vaults of the wonderful, “classic” among classics,  Museo de Geología in Mexico City on its way to be delivered to UNIVERSUM, a popular interactive museum (mostly for the young generations) dedicated to science and technology also in Mexico City… who knows, maybe one day it could also be a guest of honour in our forthcoming Mexican Dinosaurs exhibition in Monterrey?

This mount of Isauria is the painstaking reconstructive labour of Ricardo  Servín Pichardo,  Palseontology student of René Hernández, that dedicated many hours  to model  the missing bones  and refurbish the broken ones of this very famous Mexican hadrosaur,  first featured  incomplete in the Geology Museum back on the 90’s with the skull magnificently reconstructed by the also famous paleoartist Marco Antonio Pineda

Look at the wonderful way the forefeet are reconstructed. Delicate, precise and accurate  in the posture while preserving some evident  pathologies!


This only makes evident that Mexican Palaeontology’s got real talent that deserves to be supported and promoted as much as possible!

The Isauria experience was far from the only event…I gave a double talk  at René’s class at  UNAM and  presented some new Mexican dinosaurs artwork like this “Sabinosaurio” for the first time in public.sabino-copy

The main event (200 + people) was at UNIVERSUM with the talk Bringing Dinosaurs Back To Life (AKA Reviviendo Dinosaurios). Following the talk I was happy to present, together with René Hernández, awards  for some budding paleoartists  I must give special thanks to master craftsman Jorge A Ortiz Mendieta and Ruben MP (Rexisto)  for a wonderful Oviraptor present…!

It was no coincidence that there was an exhibition at UNIVERSUM that was also called “Reviviendo a los Dinoaurios” featuring artwork by several Mexican paleoratists including  Fomisaurios by Aldebarán (Aldo) Castañeda.  René was responsible for having my artwork also extensively featured.

Here with fellow conspirators  Angel Ramírez, Carmen Naranjo, Ricardo Servín Pichardo and René Hernández and so many students and dinofans ... thanks to everybody once again for their dedication, appreciation, hospitality, and most of all… great conversation!

To cap it all… Party with Aldo’s famous fomisaurs (taylor made to my colour wishes)!!. including a beer-drinking Labocania and hairy heterodontosaurus!)…farewell until, hopefully,  next year!

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Paleo Illustration
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3 Responses to The Extended 2016 Mexican Palaeontology Experience…

  1. dino says:

    ¡Increíble!, ¿podria decirme que materiales se usan para la reconstrucción de las piezas de dinosaurios? es interesante para mí, muchas gracias por el post, información diferente y valiosa. Saludos.

    • luisvrey says:

      Los materiales para hacer los moldes son varios pero estos días se usa más que nada la silicona, resina, la fibra de vidrio… y el yeso. No se precisamente qué materiales utilizaron en México esta vez. Tendrás que preguntarle a los autores.

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