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Bakker Blogs: The kleptomania continues with a Sid Vicious Julieraptor — Dino Rustlers Part II
June 13, 2012 · 3 Comments

Part Two: Julieraptor — The raptor rescued from rustlers. Small and mid-sized raptors swarmed over the landscape in the Late Cretaceous. Velociraptor, as heavy as a coyote, haunted the sand-dunes of Mongolia. The Rocky Mountain states hosted Bambiraptor, a predator no bigger than a rotisserie chicken. Here is our cast of “Julieraptor,” a close relative […]

Blog Contest: Draw a Dinosaur!
October 7, 2008 · 4 Comments

“Leonardo da Vinci said: “I don’t understand a thing ‘till I draw it.” When you draw, your finger tips teach your brain what’s important.” Dr. Bakker paraphrased Leonardo da Vinci in his recent post, Draw Dinos Right, to explain why great  paleontologists tend to be great artists, too. Now that the world premiere of Dinosaur […]

Beyond the Bones: ABC-13 features Leonardo in 30-minute special
October 3, 2008 · 2 Comments

Ack! Paleontologists often take their lives in their hands to get to fossils. In this shot, they’re looking at some T. rex fossils on a two-foot ledge that’s hanging over a 100-foot drop. Thanks to Hurricane Ike, most of us were still without power when the Discovery Channel aired their documentary about Leonardo, the mummified […]

VIDEO: The mummified dinosaur Leonardo – too good to be true?
August 22, 2008 · 8 Comments

“Unbelieveable!” “Too good to be true…” “A dinosaur with its last meal meal still preserved inside its stomach…..no one could hope for that….” Those were some of the skeptical comments heard by Dr. Robert Bakker, Curator at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, from distinguished colleagues in the dino-science word. “I was unconvinced too….until I […]



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