Centrosaurus by Tuomas Koivurinne
Illustrations by Cheung Chung Tat for the book “Dinosaur footprints”
Nasutuceratops titusi by Tuomas Koivurinne
Kujdanowiaspis podolica and Podolaspis lerichei by Sergey Krasovskiy
(Are the ones on the background Pteraspis?)
Sabertooth Diaries 5: concepts you will not see in the book. By Mauricio Antón.
- Feel free to delete this when you reblog:
This is the last “Sabertooth Diaries” entry I post. I’m just cloning Mauricio’s blog and that’s not what this is all about: I want my blog to be a bridge, something that makes you want to pay a visit to the artist’s gallery. The main reason I always include a link to the author’s page is so you can go there and see the amazing works I’m not sharing. There’s a lot to see outside Tumblr.
Dendrorhynchoides by Matt:
”(…) anurognathids are weird. Furry frog-bats. With furry edges to their patagia for silent flight, like the frayed flight feathers of an owl. Short, broad wings = high maneuverability, great for chasing after bugs between tree trunks or out over Yixian lakes. Big, wide frog mouth for catching them. I’ve seen reconstructions give them long, bug-sensing whiskers like an Owlet-nightjar, though I don’t think there’s direct evidence for this (…)”
Clidastes propython, Tylosaurus and Elasmosaurus by Asher Elbein
Evolution of tetrapods for a magazine article. By Maija Karala:
“The animals depicted are, from bottom to top, Eusthenopteron, Panderichthys, Tiktaalik, Acanthostega, Ichthyostega and Pederpes. I tried to depict them as independent lineages instead of the often misunderstood linear progression. I also pointed it out in the text itself for a couple of times.
I only included the best-known fossils and left all the isolated jaw bones and head parts out, because I didn’t want to speculate too much.”
“Moving on up to the Triassic, and (Doug) Henderson provides us with one of the more memorable restorations of Postosuchus to feature in a popular book. Here, the sinister archosaurian macropredator adopts a nonchalant air as it tosses a young Desmatosuchus to the skies, perhaps with the aim of breaking off a few of those unpalatable spines. Yet another example of Henderson’s superb and original compositions - a brilliant imagination to match his artistic flair. Gush gush gush. I hear his feet really smell*, though, which is important to take into consideration. Just remember that.”
“This piece is a spectacular summary of the age (Carboniferous) as one dominated by enormous, bizarre-looking plants, with Sigillaria looming imposingly from behind a tangled veil of tree ferns. The dramatically leaping animal in the foreground is Hylonomus, the earliest known definitive reptile. While I realise I gush about Henderson non-stop, this truly is one of his masterpieces; I only wish I had an enormous print of it to hang on my wall.”
Cyamodus hildegardis, Psephoderma alpinum and Sinosaurosphargis yunguiensis by NGZver