"Europasaurus – Life on Jurassic Islands" by Oliver Wings und Joschua Knüppe, published by Dr. Friedrich Pfeil, 2020
More about the Europasaurus
The Volkswagen Foundation funded Dr. Oliver Wings' research on the finds from Langenberg under the title "The Europasaurus Project: The Upper Jurassic Island Fauna of Oker, Lower Saxony" from 2011 to 2016. Oliver Wings is now curator of the Geosciences and Geiseltal Collections at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg. For the development of the graphic novel together with paleo-artist Joschua Knüppe (Academy of Art in Münster) and Henning Ahlers, the Foundation also provided additional funding for science communication.
Most of the Europasaurus fossils found in the quarry near Goslar are stored in the Münchehagen Dinopark and are available to reseachers. In addition to over 230 lifelike dinosaur reconstructions, a small Europasaurus herd can also be seen there. In the Live Lab & Research Centre Münchehagen, the fossilized bones of Europasaurus and other dinosaurs are uncovered before the visitors' eyes.
Three animated episodes from the graphic novel about the Europasaurus and a book review can be found in the University of Halle-Wittenberg’s online magazine "campus halensis".
At the Landesmuseum Hannover, the exhibition KinoSaurier will be on display until 29 August 2021, parts of which can also be experienced virtually.