Category Archives: Mexican Prehistory

More Mexican Dinosaurs: Labocania anomala.

In my series about Mexican Dinosaurs, I haven’t been able to avoid repeatedly the use of violent scenes… that is what popular palaeontology is about according to some of the kids  attending my workshops last week: VIOLENCE… and gore… of course! Well, … Continue reading

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The Loneliness of Isauria.

Following my visit to Mexico, Ricardo Servín Pichardo‘s reconstruction of Isauria (Latirhinus uistlani) from Formación del  Cerro del Pueblo, Parras, Coahuila brought  to the fore the amount of pathologies previously described in much detail by  Angel Alejandro Ramírez Velasco. According to … Continue reading

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The Extended 2016 Mexican Palaeontology Experience…

Remember this? 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 … Continue reading

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Early Jurassic Rewind… Extreme Mexican dinosaurs?!

Just a few scraps of Early Jurassic dinosaurs have been found in the Huizachal Canyon, Tamaulipas, Mexico… but thanks to the work of among others  David Fastovsky, René Hernández and Angel Ramírez what is clear now is that among them were Heterodontosaurs and Coelophysids… … Continue reading

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The Mexican Dinosaur Eden(Part 1)

As I was mentioning in the previous blog, even as fragmentary as the fossil material is most of the time in Mexico, the Cuenca de Parras, Coahuila, specifically this time  Cerro del Pueblo in the north of Mexico, has produced exceptional specimens like  the … Continue reading

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Working on another Mexican enigma…

During one of my visits to vaults of the Museo de Geología, one of the fossils that impressed me most was this (still unnamed) hadrosaur muzzle and beak.  Still partly encased in the stone matrix, it gave me a truly … Continue reading

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Cretaceous México: Magnapaulia.

More than a  decade ago I was at the entrails of  the Instituto de Geologia Museum in Mexico City and René Hernández was laying on my lap an enormous and very heavy femur head of a gigantic hadrosaur. The  size was so … Continue reading

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Cretaceous Mexico… the saga continues!

The mid-sized, 6 meter long hadrosaur Velafrons  attacked by a group of indeterminate dromeosaurs … Velafrons is one of the most complete lamboeosaurine hadrosaurs at the level of fossil remains in Mexico. As stated in the previous post, even if fragmentary the Mexican paleo … Continue reading

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Cretaceous Mexico…here we go!

The Santonian of Michoacán, México, 83 million years ago… A six meter long proto-hadrosaur Huehuecanauhtlus tiquichensis is harassed by a gang of, still unnamed, feral Tanycolagreus-like theropods. What an opportunity to get to basics with some of the wonderful and overlooked prehistoric Mexican fauna!  Note the … Continue reading

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