Marcellus Drilling Firm Retires Friendly "Fracasaurus"

On Monday, July 18, 2011 0 comments

Talisman Terry, the "friendly Fracosaurus," is history.

According to an article published on, "Talisman Energy USA Inc., the natural gas producer active in Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale, has discontinued distribution of its dinosaur-themed coloring book, which became a nationwide object of ridicule after comedian Stephen Colbert lampooned it Monday on his Comedy Central show.

Talisman Terry was removed from the Canadian company's website because of the unwanted media attention, said Natalie Cox, a spokeswoman for Talisman, whose U.S. headquarters are in Pittsburgh.
Talisman created the coloring book two years ago as part of its community outreach in rural areas of Pennsylvania and New York. The "Fracosaurus," depicted in hard hat and work boots, presented a simplified version of natural gas extraction that anti-drilling activists criticized as propagandistic."

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