Ok guys

I’m doing something awkward and strange that I won’t bother explaining.
But I’m moving to dinorawrsandfriends.tumblr.com
I know, it’s all very confusing.


Paleontology

aspacelobster:

Because time travel is hard.


How do you guys feel about A3 posters?
Is A3 big enough? Because the A2 is going to be a fair chunk more expensive.


Triceratops!This one is inspired by all those photos of deer with junk stuck in their antlers.On Etsy!

Triceratops!
This one is inspired by all those photos of deer with junk stuck in their antlers.

On Etsy!


NEW RULE

If I ever need to do size charts for extinct animals, with a human for scale, the human shall be riding the extinct animal.


Hey guys,
Just letting you know that Dinorawrs and Friends is now on Facebook!

I by no means mean to change what I’m doing here on my tumblr, but I’ll probably be using the facebook page to show more works in progress, that I don’t feel are finished enough to put up here. Also stuff that I’ll be doing around my hometown of Canberra.

Thought you ought to know.


Q
Perhaps, but there's nothing to stop you from giving it something else not typically put, like a tapir-style snout or something. And what do you think the chances Lycaenops sported a bit of fluff was?
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Well I think trunked Estemmenosuchus might be pushing it a little bit.
It’d be easier to argue for trunked Sauropods, and that’s pretty much pushing shit uphill, as discussed before on Tetrapod Zoology.

My headcanon is that all of Theriodontia were fully furred. But I am definitely not qualified in any way shape or form to be making these calls.


Q
I'm loving the fluffy (perhaps overly fluffy, but still) therapsid thing you have going on.
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I do like them fluffy, I must admit. It’s pretty fun.
I was going to do a fluffy Estemmenosuchus mirabilis, climbing into a cycad to get at it’s fruit, but it turns out we have skin impressions from Estemmenosuchus.

But I have no problem with fluffing up all of Neotherapsida :P 

P.S. And of course, having finished it, I now realise that I have his ears WAY too high on his head. Oh well.


Suminia is a mammal-like reptile from before the Dinosaurs, and is the first arboreal vertabrate, which is pretty cool. It’s another fluffy mammal looking therapsid, like my Leogorgon. The fur and external ears might be going a bit far with Suminia, but with all those gawpy teeth it had to at least have been lippy. The colouration is inspired by squirrel monkeys.On Etsy!

Suminia is a mammal-like reptile from before the Dinosaurs, and is the first arboreal vertabrate, which is pretty cool. It’s another fluffy mammal looking therapsid, like my Leogorgon. The fur and external ears might be going a bit far with Suminia, but with all those gawpy teeth it had to at least have been lippy. The colouration is inspired by squirrel monkeys.

On Etsy!


Epidexipteryx is a super weird little birdosaurus named for it’s four big display feathers. But I’ve always felt that it looks kinda mangey with those lone four display feathers. So here I’ve reconstructed it with a full complement of tail fan feathers, working on the assumption that the fact that our fossil has only four feathers is a product of desiccation.On Etsy!

Epidexipteryx is a super weird little birdosaurus named for it’s four big display feathers. But I’ve always felt that it looks kinda mangey with those lone four display feathers. So here I’ve reconstructed it with a full complement of tail fan feathers, working on the assumption that the fact that our fossil has only four feathers is a product of desiccation.

On Etsy!