Today’s dinosaur joy

Saturday, March 10th, 2012 · 8 Comments »

Artist’s recreation of the gloriously crow-like Microraptor that was published this week:

When I was a kid the books still showed all the dinosaurs as cold-blooded greenish-gray reptiles. Amazing how far we’ve come in a few decades.

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8 Responses to “Today’s dinosaur joy”

  1. Three Wickets says:

    That’s pretty great. Wish its eyes didn’t look so dead though. Maybe all dinosaur like creatures have dead eyes.

  2. Violet Socks says:

    Really? I don’t think its eyes look dead. They look a little weird because they’re yellow.

  3. Sameol says:

    I think it’s just a bad angle, it looks like there’s no definition in the eye but it’s there.

  4. Simon Kenton says:

    Interesting that the tail adaptation survives:

  5. cabochon says:

    What a beautiful creature!

  6. LandOLincoln says:

    Cancel and tear to pieces that great bond
    Which keeps me pale! Light thickens, and the crow
    Makes wing to the rooky wood;
    Good things of day begin to droop and drowse,
    Whiles night’s black agents to their preys do rouse.”

    - William Shakespeare, Macbeth, 3.2


  7. Teresainpa says:

    Thank you lando

  8. LandOLincoln says:

    My pleasure.

    I love crows, btw, and we have passels of ‘em here in Albuquerque, though they may in fact be ravens. (I’ve forgotten the difference, but I’m sure Google will enlighten me.)