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M. Anton illustrations (was RE: BRITISH DINOSAURS SEMINAR)
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of
> I've seen Anton's studies and he does very careful work. He has an
> thorough understanding of animal anatomy to which I can attest,
> having an old
> sabertooth painting of mine critiqued (read disembowled) by him. Some of
> Mauricio's plates in the new book are from paintings done many
> years ago now.
> He's come a long way since then and his pencil studies in the book are
> superb. Everyone's a critic, take it for what it's worth...not much. DV
Dovetailing (Confuciusornis-tailing, whatever) onto Dan's comments, I'd like
to add that (at least as far as this dinosaur paleontologist is concerned),
Anton's illustrations are magnificent.
Granted, I do not have the background in therapsid anatomy that Ian Jenkins
does, but I found the various critters very realistic (particularly the
black-and-whites as compared to the color paintings). There is a wealth of
info in that book, and plenty of surprises. For example, I had no idea
_Palaeotherium_ (which holds a place in the history of the study of
mammalian paleontology about what _Mosasaurus_ does in reptilian paleo) was
as okapi-like as it was.
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Department of Geology Director, Earth, Life & Time Program
University of Maryland College Park Scholars
College Park, MD 20742
Phone: 301-405-4084 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fax (Geol): 301-314-9661 Fax (CPS-ELT): 301-405-0796