April 24, 2014
Polacanthus and Hypsilophodon, by Rodrigo Vega

Polacanthus and Hypsilophodonby Rodrigo Vega

April 23, 2014

Haikouichthys ercaicunensis and Astraspis desiderata, by Nobu Tamura

April 23, 2014

Anonymous asked: Looking for illustrations of Silurian and Ordivician Sea Creatures for a fossil exihibit I'm working on. Completely non-for profit, educational in nature. Can you recommend a source or sources.

I just follow artists’ blogs, so I don’t know if I can help you. I know that Brian Choo, 10 Tons (they make models but you could use photographs), Nobu Tamura and Sergey Krasovskiy (I think) have amazing reconstructions, you could contact them and see if they let you use their work.

Anyway, my followers are always more knowledgeable than me, let’s see if they have something to say. If we get any answers, I’ll post them tomorrow.

April 23, 2014
So true. Sorry, crotchetybushtit.

So true. Sorry, crotchetybushtit.

April 23, 2014

sylph0fl1ght asked: Was my ask too long to publish? hehehehe. Thanks for crediting me :)

Moschops was the first and you guys answered while I was uploading the pic. Thank you!

April 23, 2014

moschops911 asked: Maybe the "longhorn-crocodile" crochety saw was a Desmatosuchus?

It has to be Desmatosuchus:image

Illustration by Dr. Jeff Martz/NPS

Thanks moschops, sylph0fl1ght and wherehipposdrome!. That was quick.

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April 23, 2014

crotchetybushtit asked: hi! today i was at dinosaur state park and saw a drawing of what looked like a crocodile with longhorn cattle horns toward the back of its head. i tried to remember the name and failed and now i've been trying to find it again but having no luck! could you help me out? :)

Sorry I didn’t answer before. Are you sure it was a dinosaur?, the only dinosaurs I know that look remotely like crocodiles are spinosaurids, but they didn’t have horns. Give me more clues: did it walk on two or four legs?, long or short neck?, how many horns?, but If you could draw its shape it would help a lot.

April 21, 2014

bookrat:

Just a reminder that young chickens still have claws on their thumbs and how cool is that?

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