Category Archives: Theropods

Meet the new protagonists…!

The excitement of  the epic Mike Kelly “Super Predator, the World of T. rex” continues unabated. After finishing the series about Alamosaurus and T. rex, the new chapter I’m illustrating now refers to the possible scenario of  the predator/prey relationship of 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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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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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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The Time Is Now: Finally Deinocheirus!

Remember this? Zofia Kielan-Jaworowska** , the discoverer of Deinocheirus (the Terrible Claw) in awe of her own discovery…How many times have we stood and stared in awe of this fossil, imagining what the rest of the animal would look? Comparative anatomy deductions … 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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… and then México once again!

Every year, Mexico’s foremost asset to Palaeontology, Dr. René Hernández Rivera, allowed me the honour to speak to his students at his classroom in the UNAM (Mexican Autonomous University), the true temple of popular knowledge in Mexico from which I … Continue reading

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Outtakes from the Big Golden Book (Part One)

A busy scene from the Cretaceous North America, with Albertosaurus chasing Maisaura and chicks (there’s a really 9ld version of this one where Albertosaurus had only a timid feather fan round its arms… things move fast!) ,  Originally the big … Continue reading

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The Therizinosaur Rookery is at last finished.

You saw the process of making this piece-de-resistance. All the protagonists are now in place and the hypothetical life cycle is now complete. Of course it wouldn’t be complete without  the opportunistic mammal trying to predate on the newborns. Regarding … Continue reading

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