Yes, more Daspletosaurus stuff

I’m still looking for support for my Daspletosaurus project, so if you want to get involved (and, yes, contribute) then do please follow this link and help out. Obviously I’d like to think it’s a very cool project with big potential for theropod behaviour and it fits nicely into the work I’ve done to date and am continuing to develop, and of course, blog about. Thanks to a generous offer of accommodation, the total now required is a very modest $3000 and I’m nearly halfway already.

A number of other options are out there if you want to provide funds – Julius Csotonyi has kindly offered up profits from sales on his site for the next couple of weeks, Brett Booth is selling off dinosaur-based sketches on Twitter (every Saturday afternoon, Batman and Superman coming soon I’m told) and David Orr has a shop going for the project logo available on T-shirts and other things.

Latest to join in with a generous contribution is Luis Rey with this entry that he has done especially for this project. Taking the putative cannibalism back to its origins, Luis has gone for some classic tyrannosaur cranio-facial biting between two fluffy Daspletosaurus adults. I understand he’s still revising and updating the image, but this is the preliminary version (you can see his notes and the original sketch here). Luis is going to produce a limited and signed canvas print of the final version and give it away to one lucky person.

So how do you get hold of this beauty? Simple! Just pop along to the Microryza site and sponsor the project to the tone of at least $10. At the end of the project funding period, we’ll randomly select one person and they will get it. Luis is apparently happy to send this anywhere in the world, so there’s no restrictions there. If you’ve already sponsored the project for at least 10 bucks then no need to do anything else, and if you’re under, it is possible to bump up what you have.

Right, a chance to win a unique piece of Rey art and help out? Surely there’s something to like about that. Thanks again to all those who have contributed so far. I know it’s a lot to ask, but any contributions at all make a difference, and do please blog, tweet, and generally let other people know about the project.

11 Responses to “Yes, more Daspletosaurus stuff”

  1. 1 Your Name's not Bruce? 21/02/2013 at 1:14 am

    Any inside word on the Daspletosaurus sp. paper that has been in the works since the late 80’s? Just wondering.

  2. 3 Your Name's not Bruce? 22/02/2013 at 3:02 am

    In Currie’s 2003 paper on Alberta Acta Paleontologica Polonica tyrannosaur cranial anatomy paper he notes a paper with Bakker on Daspletosaurus sp. from Dinosaur Provincial Park being “in preparation”.That’s the mystery paper. Just wondering if you’d heard any rumours, that’s all.

  3. 5 Victoria 05/03/2013 at 9:36 pm

    I can confirm that projects on Daspletosaurus (probably including the one mentioned above) are currently ongoing at the Currie Lab.

  4. 8 Tuomas Koivurinne 19/03/2013 at 8:02 pm

    Putting little effort myself, although there’s just few days left…

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