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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.

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Fall 2020 # 135

Artist Esther van Hulsen

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

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Fall 2020 # 135

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.

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Fall 2020 # 135

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.

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Fall 2020 # 135

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”.

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Fall 2020 # 135

How to Draw Dinosaurs

Putting it all together, the skull of Ankylosaurus

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Fall 2020 # 135

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.

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Fall 2020 # 135

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

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Fall 2020 # 135

PALEONEWS

New Predatory Dinosaur Identified in Portugal

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Fall 2020 # 135

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.

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Fall 2020 # 135

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.

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Summer 2020 #134

How to Draw Dinosaurs

Putting it all together, the skeleton of Corythosaurus

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Summer 2020 #134

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.

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Summer 2020 #134

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.

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Summer 2020 #134

Dinosauriana Imagined 11

Dinosauriana Austriana (A Tiere-ful Endeavor)

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Summer 2020 #134

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.

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Summer 2020 #134

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.

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Summer 2020 #134

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

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Spring 2020

Fake-Fossil News!

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

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Spring 2020

Dinosaur Collector News

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

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Spring 2020

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.

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Spring 2020

Thylacosmilus: The South American Sabertooth Predator

Everyone knows about the cats of the Pleistocene that sported enlarged, trenchant canines, such as the sabertooth Smilodon and the scimitartooth Homotherium.

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Fall 2019

Prehistoric Hippopotamus

The heat haze shimmering off the baked earth of the African soil distorts large shapes moving in the distance.

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Fall 2019

Prehistoric World

The Phanerozoic in Morrisburg, Ontario: “Prehistoric World”

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Fall 2019

T. Rex Stamps (Its Foot)

The PT Interview with Julius Csotonyi.

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Fall 2019

Deinocheirus

Experienced adventurer Mike Hatcher has taken on the expedition of a lifetime—to survive a year by himself deep within the Mesozoic. More than just reality TV, while testing new technologies for future visitors of the past—like Mike’s base camp, the secured environmental habitat called the Compound—he will face the challenges of this new world alone with only the dozen state-of-the-art micro-cameras tracking his progress at all times for companionship.

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Fall 2019