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Review: Dino-Riders Struthiomimus by TycOMG IT HAS FEATHERS
Quick Facts 1988 Dino-Riders Struthiomimus action figure WITH FEATHERS. IN 1988. Size: 20cm of feathered glory. Scale: Scales on the feet, feathers up top. Also, 1:12. Sculpted by: The wokest of all 1980s dinosaur toy sculptors. Produced by: Tyco (obviously...

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You're Doing It Wrong: Pteranodon Bills
Your bill's looking a little puny, there, buddy. (Painting by Heinrich Harder, 1912, public domain). Everybody knows Pteranodon . Quick, stop to imagine it! It's easy, because it's the most often-illustrated and well known pterosaur to the general public (t...

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Review: Dino-Riders Pterodactyl by Tyco
Quick Facts 1987 Dino-Riders Pterodactyl action figure Size: 20cm (wingspan) Scale: 1:3 or 1:4 Sculpted by: unknown Produced by: Tyco Pterodactylus antiquus has a special place in history as one of the first ever prehistoric reptiles to be subjected to scie...

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Playing with Saurian's Genericometer
There's a dinosaur game in development called Saurian. Have you heard of it? You should really check out! It's shaping up to be super cool and extremely rigorous when it comes to science and coming up with accurate portrayals of an extinct ecosystem. Check ...

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You're Doing It Wrong: Microraptor Tails and Mini-Wings
Type specimen of Zhenyuanlong , doing its best Archaeopteryx impression. Just a short PSA today, and once again, it's about a paleoart meme that has outstayed its welcome. Microraptor was the first time we got a good look at the feather pattern of dromaeosa...

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The First Feathered Dinosaurs (In Art)
The first illustration of a hypothetical "pro-avis" by Pycraft, 1906 Feathered non-avialan dinosaurs seem commonplace now, and it's hard to believe that there was a time, in living memory for some of us, when they were purely speculative. It makes sense, of...

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The Crane and the Microraptor
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"....

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The Year of the Ceratopsian Ankylosaurs
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...

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Ironically, for an adult triceratops this size, it was more accurate at this stage before they added the big triangular epiossifications to the frill.
The Triceratops takes form.

Image: master character #FX artist Joey Orosco sculpting in clay the sick #Triceratops for JURASSIC PARK (1993) at #StanWinstonStudio. More about this big guy inside our Blog:

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