Mauricio has participated in the making of a number of books, either as illustrator, author, or both. Here follows a list of some of the more relevant titles, listed by publication date.
THE BIG CATS AND THEIR FOSSIL RELATIVES
MEMORIA DE LA TIERRA
LA ESPECIE ELEGIDA.
THE VARIETY OF LIFE.
huge work covering all known forms of life on earth.
CARNÍVOROS: EVOLUCIÓN, ECOLOGÍA Y CONSERVACIÓN.
Rosa García-Perea et al., editors.
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, 1996.
Besides the cover art, Mauricio contributed to this book the text and illustrations of a chapter about the reconstruction of fossil carnivores.
PATRIMONIO PALEONTOLÓGICO DE LA COMUNIDAD DE MADRID.
Jorge Morales et al., editors.
Comunidad de Madrid, 2000.
For this book Mauricio wrote, in collaboration with Jorge Morales, a chapter about the paleo-ecology of the Batallones fossil site, apart form contributing many illustrations including the cover artwork.
ATAPUERCA, NUESTROS ANTECESORES.
José María Bermúdez de Castro et al., editors.
Junta de Castilla y León, 1999.
This book was conceived as an accompanying volume to the travelling exhibit of the same title, which opened in Madrid in 1999. Mauricio contributed an illustrated chapter about the first reconstruction ever done of Homo antecessor, as well as abundant artwork which also appeared in the exhibit.
Mammoths, Sabertooths and Hominids
Jordi Agustí and Mauricio Antón. Columbia University Press 2002
In this book, long-time collaborator and friend Jordi Agustí (author of 'Memoria de la Tierra') and Mauricio present an overview of 65 million years of mammalian evolution in the European continent. It includes dozens of pencil drawings showing the anatomy and action of fossil mammals, and 16 colour paintings.
Lothagam: The Dawn of humanitiy in eastern africa.
Edited by John Harris and Meave Leakey. Columbia University Press, 2003
This volume offers the definitive study of the rich vertebrate fauna from this exceptional late Miocene site in Kenya, and its environemntal and geological context. For this volume Mauricio prepared restorations of the most relevant mammal species (and a few crocodiles too), and some environmental reconstructions, working in close consultation with the authors of the individual chapters.
EL CHICO DE LA GRAN DOLINA
José María Bermúdez de Castro. Illustrations by Mauricio Antón. Editorial Destino, 2002.
This title offers an authoritative presentation of the evolution of hominids with emphasis on the importance of development. It includes many pencil drawings and a few colour illustrations.
Alan Turner and Mauricio Antón. Columbia University Press, 2004
This book offers an overview of the evolution of mammals in Africa during the Tertiary, against the background of changing climate and environments. The evolution of our own hominid lineage is treated as an integral part of mammalian evolution in Africa. A large collection of pencil drawings, plus colour illustrations and photographs, provide an extensive visual experience of African mammals past and present.
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC BOOK OF PREHISTORIC MAMMALS
Alan Turner. Illustrations by Mauricio Antón. National Geographic Society 2004.
This book provides an accessible account of the evolution of mammals, with dozens of colour illustrations. Produced by Firecrest books, this title has been translated to over a dozen different languages.
EL SECRETO DE LOS FÓSILES
Mauricio Antón. Aguilar, 2007.
In this volume, Mauricio offers an accesible account of his working methods, briefly reviewing the history of paleoart, and illustrating with examples the various aspects of reconstruction.