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Prehistoric Times Magazine Spring 2018 Reviewed
The latest edition of Prehistoric Times, the quarterly magazine for fans of dinosaurs and collectors of prehistoric animal models, has arrived at Everything Dinosaur. A veritable cornucopia of long extinct creatures is included in issue 125, from the false sabre-toothed cat Barbourofelis, to giant Titanosaurs (Patagotitan), Burian’s Ichthyosaurs, Tracy’s Tyrannosaurus rex and a dramatic Pleistocene tar pit diorama with a Smilodon feeding on a trapped Mastodon.
The Front Cover of Issue 125 Features Barbourofelis
Picture Credit: Mike Fredericks/Photograph by Everything Dinosaur
The artwork for the front cover was provided by the talented Spanish, palaeoartist Mauricio Anton and this issue features lots of reader art too. A special mention to Phil Wilson for a superb depiction of a pair of Carnotaurus causing mayhem and a big dinosaur thumbs-up to Marcus Burkhardt for highlighting Mesozoic plant life with a beautiful illustration of a cycad (Cycadeoidea family). Cycads were globally distributed during the Age of Dinosaurs, the contributors to this, the 25th anniversary edition of Prehistoric Times, are also spread world-wide with articles from New Zealanders, residents of Brazil, Englishmen, Canadians and an interview with the American palaeontologist Steve Brusatte, currently based at Edinburgh University (Scotland).
The huge Titanosaur Patagotitan (P. mayorum) is profiled in this issue. Phil Hore does an excellent job on telling the story of one of the largest terrestrial animals known to science, yet another giant from South America. Look out for the interview with palaeontologist Steve Brusatte, which along with Tracy Lee Ford’s feature on illustrating T. rex is a highlight of this edition.
The Giant Titanosaur Patagotitan Features in Issue 125
Picture Credit: D. Finnin/American Museum of Natural History
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Silver Jubilee Edition
The spring edition of Prehistoric Times marks twenty-five years of publication. A lot has happened in palaeontology and dinosaur model making since this magazine first came out in 1993. Some of these developments are covered in the Mesozoic media section, which includes an excellent review of “The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs” penned by Steve Brusatte. The latest fossil finds and dinosaur discoveries are collated in the “Paleonews” section and there is the first part of a series of articles about prehistoric animals that have featured on stamps by Jon Noad. British model collector Mike Howgate outlines the origins and the evolution of the Dinocrats range of toys.
Tucking in to Prehistoric Times
Picture Credit: © 2018 Studiocanal S.A.S. and The British Film Institute
As always, this issue of the magazine is jam-packed with lots of fantastic articles, illustrations, news and features. A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented on the silver jubilee of Prehistoric Times.
“Our congratulations to everyone who has contributed to Prehistoric Times magazine. We are looking forward to reading the 50th year anniversary issue.”