Titles From the New Golden Age of Paleontology

Titles From the New Golden Age of Paleontology

Despite the billions of years that life has existed on our planet, there is only one geologic age that has uniquely captured our imaginations: the Mesozoic, also known as the age of dinosaurs. From the Crystal Palace Dinosaurs in mid-1800’s London to the latest Jurassic Park blockbuster, popular culture has been full of scaly, snarly beasts ruling our tropical planet.

But there has been little evidence to suggest dinosaurs lived that way. Like the Archosaurs themselves, the field of paleontology has evolved as we’ve uncovered new fossils and learned more about modern-day organisms. The latest research suggests a breathtaking diversity of forms that filled every biome, pole-to-pole, which has led to depictions that mirror the novelty (and, sometimes, absurdity) of extant species.

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