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The Evolving View of Stegosaurus
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...
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...
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Raiders of Dinosaur Art: Rampant Plagiarism by Toy Companies
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 ...
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...
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Well hey now.... today I have a book review for ya'all. Well kind of. The book as it stands now Beasts of Antiquity: Stem-birds in the Solnhofen Limestone (available here for $12.99 only on kindle edition at Amazon) can be th...
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It's an iconic scene in every dinosaur movie: the huge, conquering carnivorous theropod rears back and lets out a terrifying bellow. But how close to reality are these sounds? Do we have any ways of using science to figure out what dinosaurs and other stem-birds may have sounded like? Do we have evidence that they made sounds at all?
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What Does T. rex Say?
"Hissssssssssssssssss!" T. rex holotype specimen. Photo by Scott Robert Anseimo, CC BY-SA 3.0 . It's an iconic scene in every dinosaur movie: the huge, conquering carnivorous theropod rears back and lets out a terrifying bellow. Sound effects artists spend ...
"Hissssssssssssssssss!" T. rex holotype specimen. Photo by Scott Robert Anseimo, CC BY-SA 3.0. It's an iconic scene in every dinosaur movie: the huge, conquering carnivorous theropod rears back and lets out a terrifying bello...
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Well, there goes my job
 
Is Jurassic World Stealing from Independent Illustrators?
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 ...
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 illustrato...
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You're Doing It Wrong: Protobird Toys Edition
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...
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...
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Beasts of Antiquity
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...
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 Antiq...
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People Think Feathered Dinosaurs Don't Look Scary. They're Right.
This short article  on io9 pretty well encapsulates an area of frustration for artists and scientists in the age of feathered theropods. Ooh, I'm shakin' in my boots. Photo by Simon Rumble ,  licensed . The implication is, right from the title, that it's co...
This short article on io9 pretty well encapsulates an area of frustration for artists and scientists in the age of feathered theropods. Ooh, I'm shakin' in my boots. Photo by Simon Rumble, licensed. The implication is, right ...
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Review: Papo Archaeopteryx
Like many paleontology fans, I have a pretty big collection of little plastic dinosaur toys. Most of these I got when I was a kid and have held onto since, but every so often a nice looking model is released that is too cool to pass up. This new Archaeopter...
Like many paleontology fans, I have a pretty big collection of little plastic dinosaur toys. Most of these I got when I was a kid and have held onto since, but every so often a nice looking model is released that is too cool ...
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With new research and their own museum exhibit, the flying relatives of dinos are finally taking off.
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Pterosaurs are finally beginning to get the respect they deserve. I would really like to see a Flying with Pterosaurs documentary.
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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.

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  • Macquarie University
    International Relations, 2007 - 2007
  • University of Scranton
    Education, 2000 - 2005
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Teacher, Science Writer / Illustrator
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Colossal new predatory dino terrorized early tyrannosaurs
phys.org

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
theropoddatabase.blogspot.com

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

1800's Paleontologists Say the Darndest Things
maryanningsrevenge.blogspot.com

Meaghan has been doing a lot of literature review lately. This requires a lot of scouring the back pages of Google Scholar for 200-year old

Federlese: Wo endet Dinosaurier, wo beginnt Vogel? - SPIEGEL ONLINE
www.spiegel.de

Nachrichten aus der Wissenschaft über Mensch und Technik, Natur und Weltall. Aktuelle Reportagen, Analysen, Interviews.

Meet the Original Birds in a Field Guide to Winged Dinosaurs | Wired Sci...
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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...
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Martyniuk, M.P. (2012). A Field Guide to Mesozoic Birds and Other Winged Dinosaurs. Vernon: PanAves. All copyrights are property of their re

Aquatic Dinosaurs? Not So Fast!
blogs.smithsonianmag.com

A cell biologist says dinosaurs spent their days floating in lakes, but his idea doesn't hold water

All Known Great Ape Individuals (Messinian to Present)
3lbmonkeybrain.blogspot.com

Happy 2013, everyone! Recently I announced a code package I was working on, called Haeckel, for generating vector-based charts related to ev

The Tail of Shanweiniao
dinogoss.blogspot.com

As a follow-up to last month's post on the smallest Mesozoic theropods, here are a few additional observations on the small longipterygid Sh

NJ Coyote Hunt Supporters Feeding Public a Pack of Dog Food
thepoetseyes.wordpress.com

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
www.tested.com

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
www.slate.com

The Science Behind the Dinosaur Scene in Malick’s Tree of Life

Greg Paul’s Dinosaurs: A Field Guide | Tetrapod Zoology, Scientific Amer...
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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
dirtypolitic.blogspot.com

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