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In this issue

An issue packed full of great stuff! Styracosaurus and Tapejara are our featured prehistoric animals. An article full of Burian's paleoart describes three new books about his work. Paleontologist Michael Benton is interviewed about his new book on dinosaur behavior which includes art from Bob Nicholls. Canadian paleontologist Jordan Mallon discusses the variety of different styracosaur skulls found plus much, much more.

What's New in review

Papo of France creates highly detailed prehistoric animal figures (if not always the most scientifically accurate.)

What's New in review

6 mins

The Thunderbird

Today we have an excellent, new kit based upon a scene from Ray Harryhausen's cowboys vs. dinosaur film, The Valley of Gwangi.

The Thunderbird

2 mins

WHAT I DID ON MY LOCKDOWN

A tyrannosaur in the local area? How cool!

WHAT I DID ON MY LOCKDOWN

4 mins

The Forgotten Dinosaur Art of Robert T. Bakker

A renaissance marks a shift in the attitudes and behaviours of an entire society.

The Forgotten Dinosaur Art of Robert T. Bakker

8 mins

Sauropelta

A flock of Deinonychus dart from the dense forest they had been moving through across the broad floodplain to the tree line on the far side.

Sauropelta

10 mins

Reminiscing Over Dinosaurus!

“Alive! After 70 million years! Roaring! Walking! Destroying!” (Ad line for Dinosaurus!)

Reminiscing Over Dinosaurus!

7 mins

Longisquama

“Determined to travel from the North Pole to the South Pole, Amos Barrett and his team of adventurers have arrived in the Late Triassic to drive the length of Pangea, the only time in the planet’s history when the continents had fused into one giant landmass.

Longisquama

10+ mins

How to Draw Dinosaurs

Putting it all together, the body of Ankylosaurus

How to Draw Dinosaurs

8 mins

Dinosauriana Imagined 13

Dinosauriana Iberiana (A Spain-ful Endeavor)

Dinosauriana Imagined 13

5 mins

Paleoracism

With the nation and much of the western world contending with the fallout of the chronic problem of racism, this is as good a time as any to take a look at the issue within the world of vertebrate paleontology.

Paleoracism

10+ mins

PALEONEWS

New Predatory Dinosaur Identified in Portugal

PALEONEWS

7 mins

MESOZOIC MAIL

Mike, I received the latest issue of Prehistoric Times today. My family teases me that I get such a kick out of the fact that “the dinosaur magazine” has arrived in the mail. Thanks for doing what you do. It is a great distraction from other things that occupy us at the moment. Stay well, Tony Escobedo, Springfield, VA Thanks Tony, Ha, you think YOUR family teases you - I publish the dinosaur magazine! - editor

MESOZOIC MAIL

6 mins

Mesozoic Media

Life through the Ages II: Twenty-First Century Visions of Prehistory (Life of the Past) by Mark P. Witton, Hardcover: 166 pages, ISBN-10 : 0253048117, ISBN-13 : 978-0253048110, Indiana University Press; Illustrated Edition. Paleontologist (and paleoartist) Dr. Mark P. Witton draws on the latest discoveries to re-create the appearances and lifestyles of extinct species, the environments they inhabited, and the challenges they faced living on an ever-changing planet. A worthy successor to Charles Knight's beloved 1946 classic, Life through the Ages II takes us on another, more modern journey through the evolution of life on Earth.

Mesozoic Media

8 mins

How to Draw Dinosaurs

Putting it all together, the skull of Ankylosaurus

How to Draw Dinosaurs

6 mins

LAST OF THE LAST: Steppe Lion Extinction in Europe

For some historians well-versed in certain events, few things are as intriguing as the possibility of different outcomes to factual, known occurrences--“alternative history”.

LAST OF THE LAST: Steppe Lion Extinction in Europe

3 mins

SMILODON - SINBAD AND THE EYE OF THE TIGER

This is the first large scale resin model kit of the Sinbad Smilodon that I have built. A great tribute model to the astonishing Ray Harryhausen creature creation. It was such an excellent sculpt that I was inspired to write this how-to article; featuring this great resin kit sculpted by Joe Bailey and produced by Typhon Studios (Mike Calvert and Brian Watters). This was a special art piece commissioned by Wayne Middleton and only a few copies were made available to the public. I am so glad that I was able to secure a copy for my personal collection.

SMILODON - SINBAD AND THE EYE OF THE TIGER

2 mins

Ted Brothers Interview

Dear fellow dinogeeks, if you somehow do not know who Ted Brothers is, this interview will introduce you to a lover of all things Jurassic Park. You’ll discover how his childhood addiction has manifested itself into several art forms that have thousands of people following him on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and thousands more subscribing to his YouTube channel. He’s one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet, a heck of a homemade-pizza chef and pretty rad drummer. I’m honored to call him my friend and I don’t know why we didn’t do this sooner.

Ted Brothers Interview

8 mins

Artist Esther van Hulsen

Born in the Netherlands in 1981, Esther van Hulsen has been drawing animals for as long as she remembers.

Artist Esther van Hulsen

2 mins

Dinosaur Collector News

Mollusca is the second-largest phylum of invertebrate animals after the Arthropods and the largest marine phylum. Molluscs include gastropods, cephalopods, and bivalves. The cephalopods, the most advanced class of mollusks, include ammonoids, belemnites as well as the octopus and squid. Nautiloids are the early forms. They get short shrift in the toy companies.

Dinosaur Collector News

5 mins

THE FACE OF DIPLODOCUS: Nostril Placement in Sauropod Dinosaurs

In writing and illustrating our 2016 Johns Hopkins University Press book, The Sauropod Dinosaurs: Life in the Age of Giants, my coauthor Matthew J. Wedel and I sought to explain the most current ideas about the paleobiology and ecology of this enigmatic dinosaur group.

THE FACE OF DIPLODOCUS: Nostril Placement in Sauropod Dinosaurs

8 mins

How to Draw Dinosaurs

Putting it all together, the skeleton of Corythosaurus

How to Draw Dinosaurs

4 mins

When Giant Arthropods Ruled the Earth

The bones which belonged once upon a time to living beasts, which have been unearthed by curious minds, take on new life in our imaginations. Human beings have frequently dreamt up wild stories around prehistoric lifeforms; some of these were even being told and believed among early paleontology groups. For a while, a mythological aura hung around the study of these titans of a former age.

When Giant Arthropods Ruled the Earth

5 mins

Neanderthals of the Swiss Alps

For a long time anthropologists believed that the Neanderthal man was more of a brute force simpleton who lived in a few concentrated places such as the valley of the Neander near Düsseldorf (from where he got his name). These views have been modified in more recent years as more becomes known about this ancestor of mankind.

Neanderthals of the Swiss Alps

9 mins

Dinosauriana Imagined 11

Dinosauriana Austriana (A Tiere-ful Endeavor)

Dinosauriana Imagined 11

5 mins

Dinosaur Collector News

In the Cambrian, the arthropods and their allies look like the big winners. The moulesca are important but have not dominated their brachiopod rivals and vertebrates are sparse. Arthropods are invertebrates with an exoskeleton, a segmented body, and paired jointed appendages. They include insects, arachnids, myriapods, crustaceans, and several extinct groups.

Dinosaur Collector News

6 mins

Big Time Dinosaur

In general, sauropods rarely appear in dinosaur model collections due to their size and scale but not due to a lack of interest. In 1/20 or 1/15 scale, the average sauropod measures between 45 and 60 inches and is priced like a mid-range laptop.

Big Time Dinosaur

2 mins

Mesozoic Media

Dinosaurs of Darkness: In Search of the Lost Polar World (Life of the Past) Second Edition by Thomas H. Rich and Patricia Vickers-Rich Series: Life of the Past, Paperback: 332 pages, Indiana University Press; Second edition, ISBN10: 0253047390, ISBN-13: 978-0253047397

Mesozoic Media

8 mins

Fake-Fossil News!

Often the authenticity of fossils becomes questioned. Is the specimen genuine and is the narrative concerning it to be believed?

Fake-Fossil News!

6 mins

Dinosaur Collector News

Before the Corona plague made travel a hazard, I attended the Nuremberg Toy Fair and the New York Toy Fair.

Dinosaur Collector News

7 mins

A Conversation with Dr. Bob Bakker

February 2020 - My first interview with Dr.Robert Bakker appeared in the February/March 2001 issue of Prehistoric Times.

A Conversation with Dr. Bob Bakker

10+ mins

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Prehistoric Times Magazine Description:

PublisherPrehistoric Times

CategoryScience

LanguageEnglish

FrequencyQuarterly

In this issue we interview paleoartist Julius Csotonyi who has a new book "Dinosaur World" that contains his art for over 1200 different dinosaurs including many sample shown here. Also interviewed is British artist John Conway who has a new book out titled "A History of Painting (with Dinosaurs)" Featured animals are the giant snake Titanoboa and the Chinese early tyrannosaur Dilong plus many book and figure reviews and much more.

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