greygirlbeast (greygirlbeast) wrote,

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2004 (redux)

A few days ago I posted the cover that Richard A. Kirk did for Kiernan, C. R., and Schwimmer, D. R. 2004. "First record of a velociraptorine theropod (Tetanurae, Dromaeosauridae) from the Eastern Gulf Coastal United States." The Mosasaur 7:89-93. I dug about and discovered a far better version of his art that its reproduction of the journal's cover. Here it is, behind the cut:


Copyright © 2004 by Richard A Kirk

I also found these three shots of the tooth (the subject of the paper), imaged by the Fernbank Science Center's scanning electron microscope. It was electroplated with gold for the scans. The tooth, which I found while excavating a fossil sea turtle, has a height of 3.6 mm posteriorly and a maximum height of 4.9 mm. Yeah, tiny. At first, I mistook it for a fish tooth. Photos behind the cut:

fig1 copy

Copyright © 2004 by Caitlín R. Kiernan and david R. Schwimmer

Aunt Beast
Tags: 2004, alabama, cover art, dinosaurs, richard kirk

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