Tags » Mesozoic

Unwelcome Invitation

No matter how friendly they may appear, never take your tyrannosaur neighbor’s offer of hospitality at face value. Especially if they’re inviting you over for dinner.


Stegosaurus Drinking Doodle

I doodled this Stegosaurus ungulatus drinking in my sketchbook around 1 am when I had difficulty going to sleep. Stegosaurus is a really magnificent animal, by the way.


Diving into the Deep

A giant icthyosaur of the shastasaurid family dives into the ocean in search of deep-sea prey such as squid. Recent fossil discoveries in the UK… 56 more words


Megalneusaurus, Before and After

Years earlier, I posted a picture of a Late Jurassic pliosaur known as Megalneusaurus. The illustration that I put up was based heavily on a skeletal drawing of… 150 more words

Bathing Brontosaurus

It’s hot and humid as usual in the Late Jurassic, so this Brontosaurus excelsus is cooling off by taking a dip in the river and spraying some water from its mouth onto its back (much like an elephant might spray water from its trunk).  31 more words


Maria Island

Maria Island is a special place tucked away off the east coast of Tasmania, consisting of two islands separated by a narrow isthmus. It is accessed via… 1,089 more words



Ceratosaurus nasicornis prowls a Late Jurassic rainforest sometime between 153 and 148 million years ago. Found in North America and possibly also Africa and southern Europe, this meat-eating dinosaur would have been a contemporary and possibly a competitor with the larger Allosaurus, but seems to have preferred wetter environments. 37 more words