Episode 27 – Dinosaurium and Matt Dempsey – Love within the Time of Chasmosaurs

Because the summer season fades and the leaves begin falling, nothing higher however to take a seat and hearken to the newest episode of the LITC podcast. Marc, Niels and Natee focus on a favorite from the early 90s: Donna Braginetz’ sensible Dinosaurium, the dream museum in ebook type. In a not dissimilar vein, Marc and Niels interview Matt Dempsey, whose musculoskeletal dinosaur reconstructions are an excellent assist to palaeoartists in every single place. A number of discussions about tyrannosaur legs, ornithischian quadrupedality and recreations of Jurassic Park abound.

What does Peak 90s appear to be? How are you going to inform a corn snake from a milk snake? Can a T. rex look too good? Will there ever be justice for Tenontosaurus? All this and extra in episode 27.

Within the Information

  • Marc learn a paper on the excavation of the Rutland Sea Dragon, an enormous Temnodontosaurus. Having gone to Rutland Water, it’s all come rather a lot nearer. The paper may be learn right here.
  • Marc and Niels visited Naturalis, the pure historical past museum in Leiden. Accounts of our earlier visits may be discovered right here, right here and right here.
  • Fujianvenator is a brand new anchiornithine paravian dinosaur discovered within the Nanyuan Formation of China. The outline paper may be discovered right here. It’s usually interpreted as a long-legged wading bird-like creature, however when Natee illustrated it, it took on a special type. Natee talks us by their course of.

Classic Dinosaur Artwork

Dinosaurium got here out in 1993, the Yr of the Dinosaur. It was written by Barbara Brenner and was the primary child’s ebook illustrated by Donna Braginetz.

  • Niels’ authentic evaluation of Dinosaurium is right here.


Matt Dempsey is a palaeoartist and PhD scholar at Liverpool College who research musculosekeletal anatomy. His technical work, supposed for use as reference for different artists, displays this. He additionally makes different kinds of artwork.

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