April 14, 2014
viergacht:

Deinonychus speedpaint from last night. Fixed the lopsided nostril and a few other little things. 

viergacht:

Deinonychus speedpaint from last night. Fixed the lopsided nostril and a few other little things. 

April 13, 2014
Protostega gigas and Gorgosaurus libratus, by Yuriy Priymak                                                                                                                           

Protostega gigas and Gorgosaurus libratus, by Yuriy Priymak                                                                                                                           

April 12, 2014

Palaeoartworks: a palaeoart gallery at Lyme Regis, April 7th - May 4th

Mark Witton: “So, what can you expect from the gallery? Hopefully, there’s a wide enough range of restorations to keep most tastes happy: dinosaurs, pterosaurs, Crocodyliformes, invertebrates, marine reptiles, even some fish. These are organised into are three collections. The first is dedicated to palaeoart of the Wealden Supergroup, a sequence of Lower Cretaceous sediments found throughout south-east England with an intensely studied palaeobiota and palaeoenvironment. Regular readers will know that I’ve been publishing a lot of Wealden artwork recently - enough, it seems, to fill the wall of a gallery - and my favourites are now on display." More info

April 11, 2014
"My father painted this when i was a kid. It was my favorite. X-post from r/geek" source: reddit

"My father painted this when i was a kid. It was my favorite. X-post from r/geek" source: reddit

April 10, 2014

moschops911:

Mammal-like reptile sculptures in the city of Ocher, Russia. All are Permian creatures whose fossils were found in the region of the city. Sculpted by Alexei Igorevich Tyutnevym, based on reconstructions by Dmitry Bogdanov. 

(via kororaa)

April 8, 2014

Anonymous asked: I know that there is a lot of evidence for most saurischian dinosaurs to have some form of feathers or at least down, but how much evidence is there that ornithischian dinosaurs also had feathers? All that's coming to mind are the bristles on the tail of psittacosaurus, but as far as I remember we also have evidence that most of it's body was covered in scales? It's been a while. Anyways, thank you!

Pegomastax and Tianyulong come to mind, but I’m afraid I shouldn’t be answering your questions, try here: paleontology questions

April 8, 2014
Pectinodon bakkeri vs Stygimoloch by Mohamad Haghani

Pectinodon bakkeri vs Stygimoloch by Mohamad Haghani

April 6, 2014

Age of Flying Reptiles by Tuomas Koivurinne

April 4, 2014
Can palaeoart prevent the over-commercialisation of fossils?

drawingdinosaurs:

So what does Mark Witton think?

Spoiler: Probably not.

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Filed under: mark witton 
April 3, 2014

lishadra asked: DINOSAAAAAAAURS!!

April 2, 2014

Apatosaurus ajax - running babies, by Fabio Pastori

This painting depicts a historic Morrison Formation site, Quarry 5 in Morrison, Colorado. Discovered by Arthur Lakes in the spring of 1877, this site is most significant because it produced the type of Stegosaurus armatus, Yale Peabody Museum specimen 1850. Sauropod remains have been documented at this site as well.

Recent investigations at Quarry 5 yielded trace fossils on the top of the beds that contain the body fossils, including tracks likely made by juvenile and adult Apatosaurus ajax. On a single ex situ boulder, juvenile sauropod trackways demonstrate two distinct footfall cadences – a near heel-toe hind track pattern, and a trackway that shows twice the amount of space (as compared to the aforementioned tracks) between footfalls in tracks the same size. This indicates that the two trackways represent distinct locomotion pattern: the closer footfalls a walking speed with the wider footfalls representing a low-speed ‘run.’

While the trackway of close footfalls does demonstrate relatively shallow, lunate manual tracks, the wider footfalls have no features representing manual tracks (either overstepped or not). This suggests the possibility that young Apatosaurus had the capability of moving short distances bipedally.

Patient work at Quarry 5 is ongoing - hampered by very hard, silicic sandstone.” 

Matthew T. Mossbrucker. Director and Chief Curator | Morrison Natural History Museum

(Source: paleopastori.deviantart.com)

April 1, 2014

Masterpieces by Paleoillustration:

Tired of the amateurish nonsense I usually post, today I bring you Real Paleoart. You’re welcome.

EDIT: obviously this was for April Fools’ 

March 31, 2014

Carnotaurus polymer clay sculpture, by Paul Komoda | Etsy store

March 31, 2014
sciencetoastudent:

If I am not mistaken,i believe this is Diabloceratops eatoni.  Beautiful drawing of a beautiful animal!

Yep, Diabloceratops eatoni by Fabio Pastori

sciencetoastudent:

If I am not mistaken,i believe this is Diabloceratops eatoni.  Beautiful drawing of a beautiful animal!

Yep, Diabloceratops eatoni by Fabio Pastori

(Source: bone-hunter, via dinodorks)

March 30, 2014
Peaceful coexistence, by Rodrigo Vega: “Hundreds of years after the last 3rd energy incident.”

Peaceful coexistence, by Rodrigo Vega: “Hundreds of years after the last 3rd energy incident.”