You may have heard me talk about Julius T. Csotonyi’s amazing dinosaur art before. I’ve mentioned his book and his glow-in-the-dark prehistoric creatures coins as well as his silver Canadian Dinosaur coins, including his glow-in-the-dark Tiktaalik. I received my latest silver coin from the Canadian Mint today and it shows my favourite dinosaur – a ceratopian;… Read more »
This Wednesday, April 9, PBS will air Your Inner Fish, a three part television series based on Neil Shubin’s book of the same title. The book traces the evolution of the human body back millions of years to early fish and includes the famous Tiktaalik, the late Devonian fish Shubin and his team discovered in the Canadian arctic. Tiktaalik represents the evolutionary transition… Read more »
The Canadian Mint’s latest in its Prehistoric Creatures series, arrived in the mail today. As you may already have read here, the latest coin is of Tiktaalik, the late Devonian fish that represents the evolutionary transition from fish to amphibians (take that creationists!) with its arm-like fins that include a shoulder, elbow and wrist quite like a crocodile.… Read more »
Veronica posted a great article about Tiktaalik yesterday that mentioned the new Canadian Mint coin. I ordered mine as soon as it was available and I’m looking forward to adding it to my existing collection. The coins glow in the dark in skeleton form and the paleo-artist, Julius Csotonyi does great work.
Meet Tiktaalik roseae: an extraordinary fossil fish Tiktaalik roseae, better known as the “fishapod,” is a 375 million year old fossil fish which was discovered in the Canadian Arctic in 2004. Its discovery sheds light on a pivotal point in the history of life on Earth: when the very first fish ventured out onto land.… Read more »