The cover of Dinosaur Art: The World’s Greatest Paleoart features ‘Deinosuchus & Albertosaurus’ by Raul Martin (2009). Find the book at www.titanbooks.com.

    Photo Credit: Raul Martin/Titan Books

    Gallimimus bullatus & Tarbosaurus bataar by John Conway (2010). Mongolian species of the Late Cretaceous.

    Photo Credit: John Conway

    Albertosaurus and lambeosaurs under asteroid’ by John Sibbick. Albertosaurus shadows a group of Lambeosaurus, as the asteroid that ushered in the the Late Cretaceous extinction (66 million years ago) approaches in an early morning sky.

    Photo Credit: Doug Henderson

    ‘Sinusonasus fighting’ by Luis Rey (2007). Sinusonasus is an Early Cretaceous dinosaur which lived in Liaoning, China, around 125 million years ago. 

    Photo Credit: Luis Rey

    ‘Pteranodons and plesiosaurs’ by Doug Henderson (2000). Pteranodons, large flying reptiles, glide on air currents created by waves of a warm Cretaceous sea in what is today Montana, as several species of plesiosaurs ride within the rolling water.

    Photo Credit: Doug Henderson

    ‘Gigantoraptor nesting ground’ by Luis Rey (2008). Gigantoraptors defends their nestlings against a marauding Alectrosaurus.

    Photo Credit: Luis Rey

    Icarosaurus siefkeri by Julius Csotonyi (2008). A brightly coloured rendition of an unsual gliding reptile from the Late Triassic, 228 million years ago.

    Photo Credit: Julius Csotonyi

    ‘Waterspout victim’ by Robert Nicholls (2011). Caught in a waterspout, an adult Mosasaurus is dumped unceremoniously in coastal woodlands.

    Photo Credit: Robert Nicholls

    ‘Cretaceous Blue Moon’ by Robert Nicholls (2013). This new artwork has not been published before and has been provided exclusively to Australian Geographic. It depicts a group of Elasmosaurus being illuminated by bioluminescent blue plankton.

    Photo Credit: Robert Nicholls

    Karosuchus saharicus by Todd Marshall (2009). The ‘boar croc’ of Late Cretaceous Niger, around 93 million years ago.

    Photo Credit: Todd Marshall

    Gigantoraptor erlianensis by Raul Martin (2009). A large feathered dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Mongolia around 70 million years ago.

    Photo Credit: Raul Martin

    ‘South American mammals’ by Mauricio Anton. A selection of Ice Age giants including giant ground sloth, sabre-toothed cat, giant armadillo and cave bear.

    Photo Credit: Mauricio Anton

    Scelidosaurus in flood’ by John Sibbick. Scelidosaurus, which lived in the Late Jurassic 200 to 183 million years ago, was discovered in Dorset in Southern England in 1858.

    Photo Credit: John Sibbick

    ‘Mammoths and saber-toothed cats, Ice Age North America’ by Mauricio Anton. A pride of Smilodon fatalis attack a herd of Mammuthus columbi.

    Photo Credit: Mauricio Anton

    ‘Campanian Montana landscape’ by Julius Csotonyi (2008). A Montana forest of the Late Cretaceous period. Species are (L-R): Gorgosaurus, Edmontia, Brachylophosaurus, Stegoceras, Chasmosaurus and Stryacosaurus.

    Photo Credit: Julius Csotonyi

    Aucasaurus attacking titanosaur nests’ by John Sibbick (2003). During the Late Cretaceous 85 million years ago Aucasaurus attacks a group of startled nesting titanosaurs in Argentina.

    Photo Credit: John Sibbick

    ‘Bait ball’ by Robert Nicholls (2008): A bait ball of of Thrissops is attacked by a trio of young ichthyosaurs. Squid-like belemnites and ammonites flee the scene. 

    Photo Credit: Robert Nicholls

Gallery: The world’s greatest palaeoart

By AG STAFF | May 8, 2014

‘Dinosaur Art: The world’s greatest paleoart’, from Titan books, collects together truly incredible illustrations of long-gone species.