Brontosaurus excelsus - the triumphant return. By M. Martyniuk, all rights reserved. By now, anybody who's interested in paleontology, and their mother, and their great uncle, have probably heard the news: Brontosaurus is back! Of course, the more technical...
Sorry for the clickbait title. The answer is yes. Yes they are. It's one thing when toy companies do it . It's quite another when a big-budget Hollywood movie starts stealing the work of independent paleoartists and illustrators for use in their production ...
The new Carnegie Velociraptor figure. I'm pretty slack when it comes to keeping up with my Twitter account, but if one thing can get me to break my one post per month general rule, it's "somebody is wrong on the Internet!" Or, in this case, "somebody made...
So, it looks like my new book, Beasts of Antiquity: Stem-Birds In the Solnhofen Limestone ( Pan Aves 2014), is now available for preorder! Well, the ebook version anyway, but that's not a bad thing (see below). Beasts of Antiquity started life as "Age of Dr...
Quick post on a recent taxonomy fail: I checked my Wikipedia account this morning to discover that several protobirds had been reclassified. Aurornis , Anchiornis , Xiaotingia , and some microraptorians were now displaying the family name "Tetrapterygidae"....
Life restoration of a stegosaur- I mean ankylosaur ( Ankylosaurus magniventris ) by Emily Willoughby , CC-BY-SA. When digging into the history of North American fossil interpretation for the eventual next edition of my Beasts of Antiquity series, one thing...
The wooden model used to explore poses for the original brontosaur mount is now on display beside the revised mount at the AMNH. Photo by the author. Here's one more post to commemorate the revival of the name Brontosaurus for the beast formerly known as Ap...
Mounted skeleton of Stegosaurus ungulatus at the Carnegie Museum. The tail, plate, and spike arrangement have been updated in this mount to reflect current thinking following the study by Carpenter (1998). Photo by Perry Quan , CC-By-SA 2.0. Seeing as how I...
Look Familiar? Greetings, goss hounds! Last time, I mentioned that Darren Naish, Mark Witton, and John Conway recently published an article on the (shameful) state of paleoart as used in professional and commercial contexts. This was in reference to toy ...
Matthew P. Martyniuk is an illustrator and science educator specializing in Mesozoic birds and avian evolution. He has been drawing prehistoric flora and fauna since he first held a pencil, and became fascinated with the dinosaur/bird transition after discovering a copy of Gregory S. Paul’s Predatory Dinosaurs of the World at his local library. His illustrations and diagrams have appeared in a variety of books, news articles, and television programs from Discovery, the Smithsonian, and the BBC, and he publishes the paleontological blog DinoGoss.
- Macquarie UniversityInternational Relations, 2007 - 2007
- University of ScrantonEducation, 2000 - 2005
Colossal new predatory dino terrorized early tyrannosaurs
A new species of carnivorous dinosaur – one of the three largest ever discovered in North America – lived alongside and competed with small-
Theropod Database information on "Ingenia" published! ... by someone else
If there's one thing that can interrupt the Lori analysis to get me back to the blog, it's this. So, "Ingenia" has been renamed. Finally. Mi
Federlese: Wo endet Dinosaurier, wo beginnt Vogel? - SPIEGEL ONLINE
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Meet the Original Birds in a Field Guide to Winged Dinosaurs | Wired Sci...
Using the field guide format that's introduced so many people to nature, Matthew Martyniuk's "Field Guide to Mesozoic Birds and Other Winged
Palaeoart interview # 2: Matt Martyniuk / A Field Guide to Mesozoic Bird...
Martyniuk, M.P. (2012). A Field Guide to Mesozoic Birds and Other Winged Dinosaurs. Vernon: PanAves. All copyrights are property of their re
All Known Great Ape Individuals (Messinian to Present)
Happy 2013, everyone! Recently I announced a code package I was working on, called Haeckel, for generating vector-based charts related to ev
NJ Coyote Hunt Supporters Feeding Public a Pack of Dog Food
Bravo New Jersey! Let's give the hunters a special permit to shoot coyotes and take away one of the only checks on the huge deer population
Why The Aquatic Dinosaur Theory is Damaging to Science - Tested
The study of science is based on idea that anyone can have a theory, and the exploration and testing of that theory is how we come to a bett
What Terrence Malick Meant with The Tree of Life’s Dinosaurs, Revealed
The Science Behind the Dinosaur Scene in Malick’s Tree of Life
Greg Paul’s Dinosaurs: A Field Guide | Tetrapod Zoology, Scientific Amer...
Greg Paul is an independent researcher who specialises on dinosaurs; he’s well known for his popular articles, books and technical papers, b
Dirty Politics: Obama Widens Access to HIV Treatment
Obama Widens Access to HIV Treatment. Just a day after this article came out saying we can expect to see a rise in HIV infections in the US