Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Tracks, tracks again

A mid-Cretaceous layer from the Solaris outcrop, with mud cracks and a possible dinosaur track. The ripple marks on a lower layer. I was standing on the rock that was about 80 cm above the layer with the mud cracks.

A possible sauropod track with my interpretative outline (Albian near Pula)
 A probable sauropod track
A pebbly beach, Pula.
 Some parallel sauropod trackways near Pula.
 Recent dog tracks showing varieties in preservation.
 Lovrečica: a damaged theropod trackway. A buldozer went over them during some construction works.
 Lovrečica: a theropod track.
 Some unusual traces from a Pula beach.
 Sauropod tracks near Pula.
 Theropod tracks (Pula)
 Cliffs (Pula)
 Rudists (Pula)
 A beach in Pula

Monday, 30 March 2015

New tracks

Yesterday afternoon, I was walking along the outcrop near Pula, that I had visited only once before while searching for tracks. This time I had a bit more luck. I have found a couple of large theropod footprints in a straight line, but not as a complete sequence. The third, middle footprint was missing because it was covered with the rock layers. Although the state of preservation is rather poor, it seems both prints are from the left foot and the missing one is the right foot. The animal was walking fast with a rather long gait. The length of the footprint is about 45 cm.

 The last image above is my interpretative footprint outline.

 The outcrop has some interesting geological features. Gypsum crystals are quite abundant.

Here is another track site (probably sauropods) about a 100 meters further down the beach.

 Gypsum crystals are abundant and are glittering in the sun.

Many of the rocks are broken in a way as if they have been cut by a man. Which, of course, is not the case here.

Thursday, 26 February 2015

More of my paleoart


Saturday, 7 February 2015

Good old Triceratops

Triceratops is certainly among the most popular dinosaurs. Here is my restoration from 1990/91:

... and here is my latest restoration (January 2015) of a juvenile specimen:

One of the ceratopsians with very distinguished bone frill was Pentaceratops (my restoration from 1990)

 Torosaurus with young (2001). There are some theories claiming that Torosaurus is in fact an ontogeny stage of Triceratops.

The main predator feeding on Triceratops was Tyrannosaurus rex (1993)

Friday, 9 January 2015

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Saturday, 27 December 2014

Sophie the stegosaur

I am back from London. Of course, one of the first things I wanted to see was the new stegosaur mount at the NHM. Here is one of the photographs my daughter Masa took.

Middle: my old greetings card (a bit updated). 
Below: my old cartoon on coping with the ozone layer hole.

Another photo of Sophie: the tail section

Sophie: head and neck