I am an Australian palaeontologist living in Johannesburg, South Africa. I am one of the lucky few who were able to turn their childhood passion into a career - so now I get paid to dig up and study dinosaurs. Oh, I also have to teach, but that's ok.
Ok, this is way late but you know how the real world has a habit of intruding on blogging time. Anyway this drawing is one of mine. It depicts what is perhaps the wierdest coelacanth known, Allenypterus montanus, from the Carboniferous of Montana. The bright red coloration was inspired by the resemblance between Allenypterus and the modern Pataecus fronto, a wierd ray-finned fish that is also bright red. There is a lot more I could say about this guy and its relatives - but not today.