Image of the Week

Image of the Week

Image of the Week

Dinosaur, just like a kangaroo!


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.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.

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