The great thing about science is that if one person writes down something that is wrong, you are not stuck with it forever. Another person can come along and correct it and the community can feel happy with the change (well, after a decade or so).
Have been asked this before. Would love to. Maybe at some stage I might look into it...
I have avoided putting a key on most illustrations to avoid cluttering it up. The names sit in a similar order to the images, although it doesn't always seem that way! Obviously where I have too many images I have had no choice but to put a key in. It is something that I occasionally think about changing.
Makes you wonder if the long thin body suited the environment choice? Also something which the 'Walking with...' series actually got correct - they definitely were hunting in mangroves in one scene.
The body shape probably had something to do with it.
Actually WWB got things wrong there, because they wrongly claimed that it was a pelagic animal and forced to hunt in the mangroves out of desperation (and being unsuited for hunting there), when in reality it would be the opposite. They have no excuses for this either, as Basilosaurus was known to be a shallow-water predator since 1998, and WWB came out in 2001.
Nice artwork! It would be cool if you did a piece on various current and prehistoric gliding mammals such as Maiopatagium, Eomys, Volaticotherium, colugos, Anomalures, flying squirrels, sugar gliders, and other marsupial gliders. Gliding mammals are some of my favorites.