A FIELD GUIDE TO MESOZOIC BIRDS AND OTHER WINGED DINOSAURS, a new book written and illustrated by paleoartist Matthew P. Martyniuk, is a comprehensive guide to the diverse fossil species spanning the evolutionary transition from the first feathered dinosaurs with wings in the mid-Jurassic period 160 million years ago, to the late Cretaceous period and the first modern birds.
"Martyniuk has fully captured the true meaning of the 'Feathered Revolution'."
--Andrea Cau, Theropoda
"Laid out in true field guide style, this is a brilliant visual guide to Mesozoic birds and their relatives."
--Darren Naish, Tetrapod Zoology
"The dinosaur history books have literally been redrawn."
--Brandon Keim, Wired
"As a popular reference to bird origins, it is perhaps unmatched in quality, from feathers to beaks to wings."
--Mickey Mortimer, The Theropod Database Blog
"This is a book I'd recommend to everyone with an interest in some of the most wonderful of all creatures (i.e.: birds) and easily deserves a place of its own among works of this genre."
--Albertonykus, Raptormaniacs Blog
"By depicting these animals as nearly indistinguishable from modern birds, Martyniuk reinforces the dinosaur-bird connection in a way that the sparse, body-hugging "fuzz" favored by many other paleoartists does not."
--Will Svensen, Tyrant King Productions
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