Scott Hartman posted a killer pick of a Deinonychus on his Twitter page.
Click the picture above to see the whole thing. For more great dinosaur art, check out Scott's Twitter page and his Skeletal Drawing site.
Spoiler alert: A pack of Deinonychus show up in THE DINOSAUR FOUR. It takes a hefty weapon to fend them off.
My Beloved Brontosaurus by Brian Switek
A fun look at some of the latest science on dinosaurs, including dino sex, feathers, and classification.
Unfortunately, this book does not feature any dinosaur attacks on humans. Recommended nevertheless.
National Geographic has an interesting article about the case for feathers in Tyrannosaurus.
Tyrannosaurids may have borne anything from a few feathery tufts to decadent coverings of fuzz. The dinosaur’s appearance is open to multiple hypotheses. Scales-only cannot be taken as the default any more than totally-feathery tyrannosaurids can. But given how the story of dinosaur feathers has unfolded, I’d bet on the fuzz.
Read more at Feathers for Tyrannosaurs.
Birds evolved from dinosaurs, and dinosaur fossils are often covered with impressions of feathers, which made some palaeontologists speculate whether feathers were a common trait that appeared early in their history. Now a team analysing feathers on the overall dinosaur family tree argues this is taking things too far.
Read more at Nature.
Geoff Jones is the author of the sci-fi thriller