Sante Mazzei

Sante Mazzei

Daspletosaurus in the dark

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 10:32

Daspletosaurus torosus in the dark.

Europasaurus egg

Tuesday, 19 June 2012 09:54

Reconstruction of Europasaurus holgeri inside the egg.

Carnotaurus sastrei

Sunday, 17 March 2019 17:10

Carnotaurus sastrei, a meat-eating theropod that lived in South America during the Late Cretaceous.

Eoraptor silhouette

Friday, 08 February 2019 13:57

Eoraptor lunensis, one of the first dinosaurs.

This weekend I will work together with Federica Messina, Willy Guasti and Bigger Boat, to an official art event where we will create a giant wall dedicated to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. The art wall will show the creatures of the movie fighting eachother.

Pre-order now the english version of the ultimate book about Theropod records created by EoFauna!

The book features more than 3,000 records, covers some 750 theropod species, and includes a wealth of illustrations ranging from diagrams and technical drawings to full-color reconstructions of specimens. The book is divided into sections that put numerous amazing theropod facts at your fingertips. “Comparing Species” is organized by taxonomic group and gives comparisons of the size of species, how long ago they lived, and when they were discovered. “Mesozoic Calendar” includes page spreads showing the positions of the continents at different geological time periods and reconstructions of creatures from each period. “Prehistoric Puzzle” compares bones, teeth, and feathers while “Theropod Life” uses vivid, user-friendly graphics to answer questions such as which dinosaur was the smartest and which had the most powerful bite. Other sections chart theropod distribution on the contemporary world map, provide comprehensive illustrated listings of footprints, compile the physical specifications of all known theropods and Mesozoic birds, and much more.

Chasmosaurus at Sunset

Wednesday, 05 September 2018 12:08

Chasmosaurus and the cretaceous sunset.

Yesterday was a dramatic day for Brazil, paleontology and science in general.
A massive fire raced through Brazil's National Museum in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday night and Monday morning. The 200-year-old museum houses artefacts from Egypt, Greco-Roman art and the first fossils found in Brazil.

Details of the illustrations from "RÉCORDS y curiosidades de los DINOSAURIOS Terópodos", the first exhaustive (theropod) dinosarus record book. 288 pages fully coloured. 

Created by EoFauna and published in 2016 by Larousse.

Spanish version is now available on Amanzon:
English: coming soon!

Authors: Rubén Molina & Asier Larramendi Illustrations: Andrey Atuchin & Sante Mazzei


Récords y curiosidades de los dinosaurios terópodos y otros dinosauromorfos

Authors: Rubén Molina-Pérez & Asier Larramendi

Illustrators: Andrey Atuchin & Sante Mazzei

What dinosaur was the largest?, and the smallest?, and the oldest?…These are questions that the majority of children (and many adults) we have ever done. Responding to questions like these, has never been an easy task, even more so today; continuous discoveries make many of the beliefs that were given by defined, remain outdated. Today, paleontology is a science that is evolving at a rate as it had never done before. This requires a constant attention if you don’t want to become obsolete about it. New technologies and the large number of studies published annually, have reached such a point that, looking back, what route in a few years has been a revolution in dinosaur paleontology. So much so, that to buy a book of dinosaurs printed in 1995, it is as if we take a look at a catalog of mobile phones of 2005.

In these circumstances, the authors of this book were forced to be continually pending of everything that is published about these wonderful animals. After years of consulting thousands of scientific papers, visit different museum collections, see that in many blogs, forums and social networks there are very interesting discussions about what dinosaur was the largest or smallest, contemplate that different printed and virtual encyclopedias are full of incorrect data (although it is fair to say that there are improving day by day), note that very few scientific papers answer these questions, or even see that the famous book Guinness World Records eliminated the dinosaur section, all this made us to work in a dinosaurs’ record book as never had been done, including the records until 2016.

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