Robert A. (“Rob”) Long, who specializes in the Triassic period, was the first paleontologist guest on my Dinosaur Tracks TV show. We discussed a new dinosaur that he’d recently discovered in the Petrified Forest — named Chindesaurus.
Rob has authored and co-authered a number of techncal papers on Triassic fauna, and also several books about dinosaurs and the Triassic and its life forms. One of these, Dawn of the Dinosaurs: The Triassic in Petrified Forest (1988), was illustrated by paleoartist Doug Henderson. (Other paleontologist guests were Marc R. Gallup and paleoartist Mark Hallett.)