The New Dinosaurs

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The New Dinosaurs: An Alternative Evolution (1988, ISBN 0-88162-301-6) is a speculative evolution and speculative fiction book written by geologist and paleontologist Dougal Dixon. While Dixon's earlier book After Man is set fifty million years in the future, The New Dinosaurs speculates on how the dinosaurs and other animals could have evolved over the last 65 million years had the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event not taken place. It is the second in his series of speculative evolution books, which have inspired the speculative zoology artistic movement.[1]

Some of Dougal Dixon's hypothetical dinosaurs bear a coincidental resemblance to dinosaurs that were eventually discovered.[2] 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.

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  1. ^ "Of After Man, The New Dinosaurs and Greenworld: an interview with Dougal Dixon". blogs.scientificamerican.com. Retrieved 2015-11-23. 
  2. ^ ""Alternative Evolution" of Dinosaurs Foresaw Contemporary Paleo Finds [Slide Show]". www.scientificamerican.com. Retrieved 2015-11-23.