Friday, February 5, 2010

Vintage Dinosaur Art: New Mexico Postcards

New Mexico

A little bit of a "left turn at Albuquerque" this week. My wife started sorting through some of the old postcards we've picked up at yard sales and the like, and found some great ones from New Mexico. She also found this book of "miniature album prints." I figured it would be fitting to post these this week, in celebration of Bistahieversor.

This one features "famous dinosaur rock," which does indeed look like a sauropod. A sauropod who's either sinking in mud or reclining. Heck, could sauropods even sit down? I've certainly never seen them depicted sitting. Suddenly, this is a burning question and I'll have to look into it.

New Mexico

And here's a rare glimpse of the avian theropod Geococcyx californianus, known for its advanced cursorial capabilities. It's rumored to fly as well, but the debate is pretty heated right now, and I'm not holding my breath for a consensus.

New Mexico

1 comment:

  1. I love roadrunners. They always remind me of their dinosaurian ancestors in their appearance. Fortunately for me, there are plenty of them here in Texas.


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