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.
8 Responses to “Today’s dinosaur joy”
Three Wickets says:
That’s pretty great. Wish its eyes didn’t look so dead though. Maybe all dinosaur like creatures have dead eyes.
Violet Socks says:
Really? I don’t think its eyes look dead. They look a little weird because they’re yellow.
I think it’s just a bad angle, it looks like there’s no definition in the eye but it’s there.
Simon Kenton says:
Interesting that the tail adaptation survives:
What a beautiful creature!
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
Thank you lando
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.)