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Rainforest Glade

Tyrannosaurus rex stands at the edge of a glade deep in the rainforest. There’s a bit of compositional inspiration here from the paleo-artist Doug Henderson, who’s known for dinosaur scenes dominated by the foliage rather than the animals themselves.



Kentrosaurus aethiopicus was a cousin of the Stegosaurus which lived in Africa during the late Jurassic period, around 155-150 million years ago. It stood out from its North American cousin by having narrower plates, a greater number of spikes on its tail, and then a pair of large spikes sticking out of its shoulder. 22 more words


Proud Survivor

This Triceratops has had a chunk of his frill bitten off by a tyrannosaur, but he is proud to have lived to tell the tale. 22 more words


Mesozoic Worksheets

Worksheets on the Mesozoic for Portal Quest! book 1: The Vortex.

These are meant to be used as open book, retention tools, and will not work unless children are allowed to use and reference the book as they fill these out.


Cretaceous Jungle

Deep in a Cretaceous jungle where dinosaurs roam free, this primitive bird is stretching its wings while perched on a mossy tree branch. It’s probably one of the Enantiornithes, which thrived throughout the Cretaceous Period before becoming extinct along with all the non-avian dinosaurs. 14 more words


Digging for Equality – Famous Female Palaeontologists Part II.2: Mary Anning The later years

Oh my, how time flies. When life get’s in the way, it keeps on getting.
These last few month I have been so preoccupied by other projects, museum- and research-wise, that by now, I am pretty sure, most of you have simply checked Mary Annings wiki-page to find out how our palaeontology super-heroine story ends. 820 more words



Yehuecauhceratops mudei was a ceratopsian dinosaur that roamed Mexico around 72 million years ago, during the late Cretaceous period. Though known only from fragmentary remains, these are enough to show it was relatively small, with a length around three meters (or less than ten feet). 21 more words