STL Science Center

STL Science Center

06 November 2012

Writing Of The Devil

Kirkland and DeBlieux's paper did not actually show up as a paper. Sure you can download it now as a pdf, thus making it a paper, this was linked in the Smithsonian blog Dinosaur Tracking by Brian Switek, so it should be free to use, plus it is hosted on, but the paper was originally published as a section of a then new book edited by Ryan, Chinnery-Allgeier, and Eberth titled New Perspectives on Horned Dinosaurs: The Royal Tyrrell Museum Ceratopsian Symposium (Life of the Past) and available on Amazon or in chunks of readable text on Google. To ask James Kirkland what he thought about the paper and discovery personally, we only have to look in the archives of another blog, Archosaur Musings written mainly by Dave Hone, where Kirkland authored a guest post. This, as opposed to many other recently named dinosaurs, is that availability of information one expects to see in the modern age, though we have to actually be aware of the fact this is actually an extremely rare exception to the rule even in this day of free flowing information. Publishers and authors and media sources in general still charge for this sort of information, which they have to to survive, and is thus understandable, but lamentable as well. While reading that paper, enjoy this wonderful artwork depicting two Diabloceratops by Paulo Marcio from Brazil (note the nasal horn the artist has added into his interpretation):
©Paulo Marcio

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