00:00:00 - For our first segment we head back to Panama so Ryan can chat with fellow paleontologist Caitlin Colleary about her Masters’ work looking into the coloration of fossils. They share a ‘cervezarita’ made with the national beer of Colombia, Aguila.
01:01:02 – Back up north, everyone is still drinking. Ben takes point to talk about his pennywort juice drink, whereas Ryan goes crazy with a
Time for another old drawing of mine: this time Therizinosaurus, here with its panda-like pattern.
Therizinosaurus ( /θɛˌrɪzɨnɵˈsɔrəs/; ‘scythe lizard’, from the Greek therizo meaning ‘to reap’ or ‘to cut off’ and sauros meaning ‘lizard’) is a genus of very large theropod dinosaur. Therizinosaurus lived in the late Cretaceous Period (late Campanian-early Maastrichtian stages, around 70 million years ago), and was one of the last and largest representatives of its unique group, the Therizinosauria. Its fossils were first discovered in Mongolia and they were originally thought to belong to a turtle-like reptile (hence the species name, T. cheloniformis — “turtle-formed”). It is known only from a few bones, including gigantic hand claws, from which it gets its name.
Schyte Lizard, 2012.
Coloured with Tria Markers. Based on ostrich and giant panda.
References: Scott Hartman, Greg Paul, Jaime A. Headden
I can’t imagine Therizinosaurus having wings that big, but besides that some really interesting choices on the color pallette. Now I want to see a ground sloth colored like a panda too!