The New Dinosaurs

The New Dinosaurs explores an imagined alternate version of the present-day Earth as Dixon imagines it would have been if the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event had never occurred, and uses its own fictional setting and hypothetical wildlife to explain the concept of

 zoogeography and biogeographic realms.

Some of the hypothetical dinosaurs bear a coincidental resemblance to dinosaurs that were discovered after the book's publication. As a general example, many of Dixon's fictional dinosaurs are depicted with feathers, something that was not yet widely accepted when the book was written.

Dinosaur science has moved on since first publication in 1988, and the original introduction of the book has aged considerably. There has been substantial up-dating of this information in more recent editions.




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