Category Archives: Spinosaurs

…and now for the Spinosaurus Apotheosis Downfall.

I will leave this here. Almost no words necessary… needless to say there will be comparisons and zoologists will know where this scene is coming from, only that it is at such colossal scale that is difficult to think of … Continue reading

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My Spinosaurus finally takes to the waters…

Lately, this blog is in danger of becoming an obsessive fan club of the Spinosaurus saga, but I couldn’t resist the temptation of finally doing a water-bound restoration of our favourite fisher kings… I understand that the paleo-art market may … Continue reading

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Yet More Spinosaurus! A matter of legs. The Ideal Vs Scientific papers.

I have always been a fan of the skeletal models from a very talented Chinese, popular sculptor that I found via Internet 袁圣钊 (Yuan Shengzhao). I recommend any serious collector to get in contact with him. Not only his replicas … Continue reading

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Spinosaurus Revisited Part 2. Spinosaur hysteria!

There is a veritable flood of commentary and new restorations of Spinosaurus on the internet.  Most of the commentary is based on false assumptions that feverishly support this or that “Ideal” image of this poorly known, biggest of all theropods. … Continue reading

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Spinosaurus revisited.

Yes, this is the moment we have all been waiting for…  the newest, most formal restoration of Spinosaurus, modified so it now includes the tail… and it has surprised many, but not me. The tail definitively depicts Spinosaurus as an … Continue reading

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Popularising science… The right way!

Remember this? When I did this restoration of Sereno’s outlandish Spinosaurus, I could’t wait to hear the complaints… there were some but not as many as I expected! Now I have just purchased the new 1:40 scale Spinosaurus from the … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Yet another for the African Saga…

Continuing the Ouranosaurus saga… this time with a new restoration of Spinosaurus being groomed by several pterosaurs. I have done some sexually dimorphic spinosaurs for a change… mostly represented by the different coloration. Some people have pointed out that I reconstruct Spinosaurus in … Continue reading

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