ornithodire art references

up-to-date refs for dinosaur and pterosaur artists

openfigs:

Figure 10. Caiuajara dobruskii gen. et sp. nov., reconstruction of shapes from juveniles (bright color) to adults (darker color).
Citation: Manzig PC, Kellner AWA, Weinschütz LC, Fragoso CE, Vega CS, et al. (2014) Discovery of a Rare Pterosaur Bone Bed in a Cretaceous Desert with Insights on Ontogeny and Behavior of Flying Reptiles. PLoS ONE 9(8): e100005. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0100005

openfigs:

Figure 10. Caiuajara dobruskii gen. et sp. nov., reconstruction of shapes from juveniles (bright color) to adults (darker color).

Citation: Manzig PC, Kellner AWA, Weinschütz LC, Fragoso CE, Vega CS, et al. (2014) Discovery of a Rare Pterosaur Bone Bed in a Cretaceous Desert with Insights on Ontogeny and Behavior of Flying Reptiles. PLoS ONE 9(8): e100005. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0100005

shin-red-dear:

All the officially described species of Tyrannosauridea, with the exceptionof Tyrannosaurus rex are grouped in this compilation.Other tyrannosaurid genus have been described like Bagaraatan but they are either too fragmentaryor too dubious and so I decided not to include them.But this is not the last you will see of this paleo-portrait series, I assure you.

shin-red-dear:

All the officially described species of Tyrannosauridea, with the exception
of Tyrannosaurus rex are grouped in this compilation.

Other tyrannosaurid genus have been described like Bagaraatan but they are either too fragmentary
or too dubious and so I decided not to include them.

But this is not the last you will see of this paleo-portrait series, I assure you.

skeletaldrawing:

I’m on the record claiming that Guanlong's crest turns this basal tyrannosauroid up to 11, but does closing its mouth dial it back down to 9?

skeletaldrawing:

I’m on the record claiming that Guanlong's crest turns this basal tyrannosauroid up to 11, but does closing its mouth dial it back down to 9?

Dimorphodon skeletal by Jaime A. Headden
elijahshandseight:

Finally it’s here!
The most important paleo-thing I’ve ever written since How to Properly Restore the Winged Arms of Aviremigians - Final Corrections. An entire post about pterosaur  wings: shapes, colours, pycnofibres, thigh or ankle attachment, uropatagium and folding. Or, to put in another way: What You wanted to know about Pterosaur Wings but You’ve Never Asked!
You can read it here: http://ktboundary-smnt2000.blogspot.it/2013/12/what-you-wanted-to-know-about-pterosaur.html
You don’t have the faintest idea how much work did I put in it. Let’s just say that I published a rough version of it around early December. So, like 9-10 months in development. Of course it will be a huge amount of crap since I’m not a paleontologist, but I tried to do my best.
Try to enjoy it!

elijahshandseight:

Finally it’s here!

The most important paleo-thing I’ve ever written since How to Properly Restore the Winged Arms of Aviremigians - Final Corrections. An entire post about pterosaur  wings: shapes, colours, pycnofibres, thigh or ankle attachment, uropatagium and folding. Or, to put in another way: What You wanted to know about Pterosaur Wings but You’ve Never Asked!

You can read it here: http://ktboundary-smnt2000.blogspot.it/2013/12/what-you-wanted-to-know-about-pterosaur.html

You don’t have the faintest idea how much work did I put in it. Let’s just say that I published a rough version of it around early December. So, like 9-10 months in development. Of course it will be a huge amount of crap since I’m not a paleontologist, but I tried to do my best.

Try to enjoy it!

skeletaldrawing:

Majungasaurus doesn’t need any special treatment to look bizarre, but in the post-snarl calm you can just sit and gaze at how strange this beast really was.

skeletaldrawing:

Majungasaurus doesn’t need any special treatment to look bizarre, but in the post-snarl calm you can just sit and gaze at how strange this beast really was.

skeletaldrawing:

Getting the armor placed correctly on Scelidosaurus made this skeletal my second-hardest reconstruction of all time (with the first being freakin’ Majungasaurus, which perhaps will be the next in the series). And of course it’s mouth is closed, even though it didn’t really open that wide in the first place.
Bonus fact: Plant-eaters have to spend much more of their day eating than do meat-eaters, so you are probably an order of magnitude more likely to see one of these guys with their mouth open than a theropod, but then these guys don’t have totally awesome sharp teeth. Amirite?

skeletaldrawing:

Getting the armor placed correctly on Scelidosaurus made this skeletal my second-hardest reconstruction of all time (with the first being freakin’ Majungasaurus, which perhaps will be the next in the series). And of course it’s mouth is closed, even though it didn’t really open that wide in the first place.

Bonus fact: Plant-eaters have to spend much more of their day eating than do meat-eaters, so you are probably an order of magnitude more likely to see one of these guys with their mouth open than a theropod, but then these guys don’t have totally awesome sharp teeth. Amirite?

mindblowingscience:

Laquintasaura venezuelae: New Herbivorous Dinosaur Discovered in Venezuela

Paleontologists from Switzerland and the United Kingdom have discovered a new genus and species of plant-eating dinosaur that lived in what is now Venezuela during the earliest Jurassic, about 200 million years ago.

The newly discovered dinosaur, named Laquintasaura venezuelae, belongs to ornithischians (bird-hipped dinosaurs) – a group which includes species such as Stegosaurus and Iguanodon.

It is the first dinosaur found in the north of South America. Until now paleontologists had assumed that the region was uninhabited by dinosaurs as it was surrounded by large deserts.

Fossil bones of at least four individuals ofLaquintasaura venezuelaewere recovered from the La Quinta Formation of the Venezuelan Andes.

The species was about the size of a small dog, measuring about 1 m in length, and walked on two hind-legs.

It lived in small groups and was largely herbivorous. Long curved tips on some of its teeth suggest it might have also eaten insects or other small prey.

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skeletaldrawing:

(Most) everyone’s favorite dromaeosaur Deinonychus antirrhopus walking around without it’s mouth open in a never-ending snarl.

skeletaldrawing:

(Most) everyone’s favorite dromaeosaur Deinonychus antirrhopus walking around without it’s mouth open in a never-ending snarl.

(via prehistoric-birds)

skeletaldrawing:

The juvenile T. rex specimen known as “Jane” being seen and not heard.*

*Yes, I know some want this to be Nanotyrannus. I doubt it is (even if Nanotyrannus turns out to be a real thing), but either way it’s a juvenile of a derived tyrannosaurine. And it’s mouth is not snarlroaring all over the place.

skeletaldrawing:

The juvenile T. rex specimen known as “Jane” being seen and not heard.*

*Yes, I know some want this to be Nanotyrannus. I doubt it is (even if Nanotyrannus turns out to be a real thing), but either way it’s a juvenile of a derived tyrannosaurine. And it’s mouth is not snarlroaring all over the place.