The Dinosauria edited by Drs. David Weishampel, Peter Dodson, and Halszka Osmólska.
Dinosaurs: the Encyclopedia by Donald F. Glut, and his New Dinosaur Dictionary.
The Complete Dinosaur edited by Drs. James Farlow and Michael K. Brett-Surman.
Predatory Dinosaurs of the World by Gregory S. Paul.
Dinosaurs of the Flaming Cliffs by Dr. Michael Novacek.
The Mistaken Exctinction by Lowell Dingus and Dr. Timothy Rowe.
The National Geographic Magazine, by various authors, mostly detailing the Mongolian Expeditions of the joint Mongolian Academy of Sciences and American Museum of Natural History (MAS-AMNH) conducted between 1990 and 1998, especially Dr. Mark Norell.
And to the following people I personally thank:
It was Greg Paul, Mark Hallet, Brian Franczak, and Mike Skrepnik who have inspired me the most, for several years now, to draw the dinosaurs the way I do, as well as Greg Paul's excellent black-and-white skeletal restorations which helped me do my own restorations. I should also say that Greg's unique pencil work is a major inspiration for my own.
I thank Dr. Robert T. Bakker, eminent and controversial palaeontologist, for I owe him the most to my theories and for giving me, through his book The Dinosaur Heresies the will to be a heretic.
To Dave Lambert, whose Field Guide to Dinosaurs was the first book I picked up, and set most of this in motion so many years ago.
Additionally, my close friends Crystal Anderson and Heather Moon have been incredibly supportive of my work, not just these you all see here, and lately, Kevin Welker has provided artistic criticism.
And to Brandon, my brother, for helping me with some of the HTML programming language and working out bugs and tables. Thanks, bro'.
Concerning the Oviraptors section of this site, it is to Dr. Henry F. Osborn (dec.), Charles M. Sternberg (dec.), Drs. Rinchen Barsbold, Halszka Osmólska, Teresa Maryanska, Mark Norell and Michael Novacek and the entire MAS-AMNH team and Dr. Demberylin Dashzeveg, that has, since 1990, been annually bringing some of the most extraordinary and new finds concerning these animals, from the first dinosaur found on a nest in a truly avian posture, and even an embryo in an egg once believed to belong to a Protoceratops, when in fact it was a baby oviraptor!
Drs. Phillip J. Currie and Hans-Dieter Sues have also been major sources of data as presented.
Also, I thank several members of the Dinosaur Mailing List who have put up with me and helped hash out some of the ideas used here: T. Mike Keesey, Peter Buchholz, Matthew Troutman (who helped suggest the idea of feathers on oviraptors in the first place), Chris Cambell, and a similarly-named Dr. Chris Brochu. Others have opined and presented ideas, such as through symposia: Drs. Tom Hopp and Mark R. Orsen; personal conversations with Tom, I have integrated into the mush of the "Questions" section of the Oviraptor Pages, and who presented the idea of feathered oviraptorosaurs to the scientific community, thus giving me a professional reference to work on. Dr. Steve Gatesey was helpful in supplying data on theropod evolution related to tails and birds.
On a personal note, I must say that having a name like "Jaime" has been terribly embarrassing at times, and I have received e-mail from individuals addressing me as "Ms." or "Mrs." To clear up the confusion, I hereby include some personal info.
At a proud, bouncing 23 years of age, 5'10", I haven't had any formal schooling in my carreer-ended pursuit of paleontology (that's all animal life! not just dinosaurs, though I seem to have stopped near the tetrapod stem), I have been through the wringer in scholastic and academic acheivements, though I have sadly not won any awards ... not aiming for that, and no tournaments (my scientifically-based shark exhibit at a junior high science fair only recieved some vandalistic attempt). I am a guy -- at least last time I checked, and to prove it, here's a picture of me:
Other than this stuff, there's not a lot to know about me. Enjoy my work!
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