By John Conway, C.M. Kosemen, Darren Naish
All Yesterdays is a publication in regards to the manner we see dinosaurs and other
prehistoric animals. Lavishly illustrated with over sixty original
artworks, All Yesterdays goals to problem our notions of ways prehistoric
animals seemed and behaved. As an serious exploration of palaeontological
art, All Yesterdays asks questions about what's possible, what is
possible, and what's usually ignored.
Written via palaeozoologist Darren Naish, and palaeontological artists John
Conway and C.M. Kosemen, All Yesterdays is scientifically rigorous and
artistically ingenious in its method of fossils of the prior - and those
of the long run.
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While today's Mongolia doesn't sound like the best place to find water-dwelling dinosaurs, the area was a lush, fertile zone crossed by many rivers during the time Opisthocoelicaudia lived. 45 Those who know their palaeoart will of course recognise our illustration as a homage to part of the Zallinger mural. All Todays Although the accumulation of discoveries and fossil insights have given us a more-or-less clear view of some extinct animals, many are still reconstructed with a rule-of-the thumb methodology.
It's difficult to think of a better role for such weird structures. Here, you can see a bull Carnotaurus and a related form, Majungasaurus, in full display, flashing brightly-colored arms and facial wattles to potential mates, or rivals. Seen head on, Carnotaurus looks more like a science-fiction creature rather than a dinosaur, yet it must be remembered that the sideways-facing depictions we are accustomed to are artifacts of scientific illustration, laid out for maximum visibility and clarity.
This Citipati has expired after a particularly rough season of mating, but at least its genes have been safely passed on to the next generation. Another possibility we have considered is interspecies mating. When sexually aroused, excited or unable to find available members of their own kind, animals mate with members of other species with surprising regularity. Incidents of this sort are probably more common than generally realised, and there is evidence from the modern world that they occur increasingly during times of environmental stress or as populations become reduced or brought together due to changing conditions.