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Dinosaur, just like a kangaroo!

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Image of the Week #12, October 10, 2011:


From: Dinosaurs as kangaroos and T-rex the Pop Icon by David Bressan at History of Geology

Original Source: Charles R. Knight’s (1896) “Laelaps” in The American naturalist, Volume 1 (image in public domain).

As an antidote to early stereotypes of lumbering, dim-witted dinosaurs, Charles Knight depicted the extinct reptiles as active creatures. “Leaping Laeleps” (1897) drew inspiration from Kangaroo behavior.



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