Skeletal Anatomy of the North American Pangolin

The Smithsonian Scholarly Press most recent publication features the work of GNSI member Julia Morgan Scott, alongside that of Larry Isham (1922-2011), GNSI founding member. The “Skeletal Anatomy of the North American Pangolin Patriomanis Americana (Mammalia, Pholidota) from the Latest Eocene of Wyoming (USA)”, written by Timothy J. Gaudin, Robert J. Emry and Jeremy Morris, is a classic example of a high-quality science illustration-enhanced research report. The publication and art are more than 14 years in the making. When you think of a hardcore science illustration project, this is a great example.

You can examine the entire collection of art, and the science content, online in PDF form.

The book may be purchased here: Skeletal Anatomy of the North American Pangolin

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Skeletal Anatomy of the North American Pangolin Patriomanis americana (Mammalia, Pholidota) from the Latest Eocene of Wyoming (USA) Timothy J. Gaudin, Robert J. Emry, Jeremy Morris (Author)
Life reconstruction of Patriomanis americana foraging for termites in the treetops, by Julia Morgan Scott for Smithsonian Institution.
Ink by Julia Morgan Scott (JMS) for Smithsonian Institution (SI); Pencil by Larry Isham, digitized by JMS for SI.