Luis Rey is one of my favourite paleoartists, and I love his take on Deinocheirus ….
Remember this? Halszka Osmólska, the discoverer of Deinocheirus (the Terrible Claw) in awe of her own discovery…How many times have we stood and stared in awe of this fossil, imagining what the rest of the animal would look? Comparative anatomy deductions and guesswork are all too good but can never compare to the real thing… as the events in the last weeks news have demonstrated.
Five decades after casts of those enigmatic gigantic arms started making their way to museums all over the world, the rest of the body is being finally released… even if it is so in (bureaucratic) stages. It is not until recently that the skull has been re-integrated to the rest of the body (that itself was a stellar presentation at SVP last year)! The full story promises to be yet another paleontological odyssey .
We all saw it in the internet: the fossils are finally being rightfully returned to Mongolia…
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