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  • Hastanectes

    Hastanectes valdensis, whose name means “the Hastings swimmer from the Weald”, was a prehistoric marine reptile which swam the seas around Europe during the early Cretaceous Period approximately 140 to 135 million years ago. The first fossils of this creature… Read More ›

  • Announcement: I’m now selling prints of my artwork

    Hello everybody! Several people online have been asking me if I sell prints of my paleo-art drawings, and I have always told them no…until now. I have recently set up an account on the website “Fine Art America” where you… Read More ›

  • Wuerhosaurus

    Wuerhosaurus was a stegosaur dinosaur which lived in China during the early and middle Cretaceous Period. It was one of the last stegosaurs to have existed, as they had largely been replaced elsewhere in the world by the ankylosaurians by… Read More ›

  • Hippodraco

    Hippodraco, meaning “horse dragon” in a mixture of ancient Greek and Latin, was an ornithopod dinosaur which lived in western North America during the early Cretaceous Period. The fossils were found by Andrew R. C. Milner in 2004 in east-central… Read More ›

  • Falcarius

    Falcarius was a 12 foot long theropod dinosaur which lived in Utah during the early Cretaceous Period, approximately 139 to 136 million years ago. It was a very primitive therizinosaur – so primitive that it still bears a close resemblance… Read More ›

  • Utahraptor: A History

    The reconstructed skull of Utahraptor, on display in Brigham Young University’s Museum of Paleontology. Photo by Jaren Wilkey of Brigham Young University (January 26, 2018). Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license. Introduction Within the American West, you don’t need to travel… Read More ›

  • Leptocleidus

    Leptocleidus was a genus of plesiosaur which lived in the oceans during the early Cretaceous Period about 135 to 125 million years ago. It measured just 10 feet long, which is quite small for a plesiosaur. Three species of Leptocleidus… Read More ›

  • Lissodus

    Lissodus was a prehistoric shark which lived from the early Triassic to the middle Cretaceous Period, about 250 to 110 million years ago, give or take. Named in 1835, it was a member of a group of sharks called the… Read More ›

  • Polyacrodus

    Polyacrodus was a genus of prehistoric shark, composed of several species, with fossils found in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. The name Polyacrodus means “tooth with many bumps”, and it was officially named by the German paleontologist… Read More ›

  • Cretaceous Stegosaurs in North America? Maybe

    Stegosaurus stenops. © Jason R. Abdale (August 1, 2020) Stegosaurus is one of the most famous dinosaurs in the world. With its large back plates and spiked tail, it’s commonly seen in every child’s dinosaur book and is one of… Read More ›