I may or may not end up regretting this.
As time has gone on, I’ve really warmed up to the new WWD movie, I’ve gotten over it’s not going to be like the original series as we hoped and judging it by what it is…
Are there any good pictures of the Chirostenotes cuz it was really pretty too
Trying to draw Poposaurus. I am really scared to actually draw it with info from the internet because there isn’t very much in terms of a reliable skeletal (aka, not one drawn by David Peters or from his sites reptileevolution.com or pterosaurheresies.com). Also, very little reconstructions of…
"The Bipedal Stem Crocodilian Poposaurus gracilis: Inferring Function in Fossils and Innovation in Archosaur Locomotion” has a skeletal of Poposaurus. It’s in the standard animal profile shot, but it’s probably more reliable than Peters’.
I spend quite a lot of time sketching and doodling at school, and while most are pretty rubbish, some turn out somewhat okay, so here’s a selection of my personal favourites:
- "Kulindodromeus", the filamented ornithischian (please excuse the inexcusable misspelling).
- An Einiosaurus. The pencil mark over its eye was an accident (someone bumped into me), although I suppose it could work as a marking or something.
- A bunch of sauropods.
- Some Atopodentatus studies.
- An Acrocanthosaurus, fast becoming my favourite carnosaur.
All were done without reference, so they’re probably inaccurate.
And here we see the rare bones of the amazing flying turtle.
This is the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. The turtle is “flying” because you can determine something by the plates on it’s underside, though I’m not sure what.
Xiphactinus scares me
These fish sometimes attempt to swallow things that are way too big for them to eat and die. Are you sure they’re scary?
I hope we start seeing some art of Gastornis interacting peacefully with little proto-horses.
Even if several Eleutherornis were to gang up on a Gastornis, I doubt they’d be able to bring it down. Cariamiforms, including phorusrhacids, are suited to preying on animals smaller than themselves, even in pairs or groups. Phorusrhacids could in theory tackle relatively large prey, but in the case of Eleutherornis and Gastornis, I think the size difference is too great.
Hunted and fought with Gastornis? Well, the current estimated height for Eleutherornis is 1.5 metres, which although makes it a pretty big bird, it’s still shy of Gastornis' 2 metres, so I doubt they would ever try hunting them. As for fights, I could imagine encounters between the two birds happening from time to time, although I doubt it would end well for the phorusrhacid if things got ugly.
A bull Stegosaurus tries to mount a hapless Haplocanthosaurus, from All Yesterdays, my book with John Conway and Darren Naish.
Name: Scleromochlus taylori
Name Meaning: Not Found
First Described: 1907
Described By: Woodward
Classification: Archosauria, Ornithosuchia, Avemetatarsalia, Scleromochlidae
Scleromochlus is a bizarre little reptile from the…
I did some digging around the internet, and I eventually managed to find the text from “On a New Dinosaurian Reptile (Scleromochlus Taylori, gen Et. sp. Nov) from the Trias of Lossiemouth, Elgin”. The name Scleromochlus means “Hard fulcrum”, while the species name refers to William Taylor, who discovered some of the first Scleromochlus fossils, so the full name meaning is “William Taylor’s Hard fulcrum”.