Anonymous request: a primitive tyrannosauroid sleeping on one foot, similar to some birds.
Here’s a fluffy Guanlong doing just that.
Inspired by the nest parasitism idea mentioned here, here’s a quick sketch of a young Hatzegopteryx in a Eurazhdarcho nest having a snack. How did the mother lay the egg in the nest? Well… life finds a way?
(I have no idea what pterosaur nests are supposed to look like.)
Dimetrodon, looking ugly as always.
That’s an Edaphosaurus, not a Dimetrodon.
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I AM SO SORRY I do not know the source! I found it on the Primal Carnage forums. If anyone knows who is responsible for this fine artwork, please let me know so I can source them? Hell, tell the artist if you would like and if they want I can take it down immediately. This is just some education that seriously needs to get around.
Hi there, artist here.
And what about crocodiles and their ilk? They’re not only descended from “dinosaurs”, they not only existed at the same time dinosaurs existed, they LOOK like dinosaurs. If crocodiles had gone extinct with the asteroid strike and all we had were their fossils we wouldn’t even think of not calling them dinosaurs.
And don’t get me started on turtles. They pretty much pre-date the dinosaurs and are still going relatively strong. They rock. They look like rocks, and they rock.
Crocodiles aren’t descended from dinosaurs. We would’ve eventually figured out they weren’t dinosaurs due to morphological differences between them and dinosaurs.
Also, if I recall correctly, turtles appeared some time in the late Triassic, so they appeared alongside, if not after the first dinosaurs.
A tyrannosaurid of some kind?
Tyrannosaurus itself, only juvenile.
Anonymous request: An Allosaurus with tiger stripes and leopard spots.
Here it is generically yelling at something offscreen.
It’s not a Carnotaurus because they have two horns. This one has only one horn and I’ve forgotten it’s name.
I’m pretty sure that actually is a Carnotaurus, just from an angle that you can only see one horn.
My best shot at restoring Wulatelong gobiensis, a newly discovered basal oviraptorosaur from the Gobi desert.
To anyone better acquainted with how this fellow should look: feel free to give me tips on how to better restore it.
An unenlagiine dromaeosaur eating a sea star. Inspired by the Tet Zoo article about seagulls doing the same.
Anonymous request (unnecessarily persistent at that): a Liopleurodon.
Colors loosely based off of this fellow.
The T. represents the shortened genus (Tyrannosauridae) and the rex is the species. Other tyrannosaurs include Tarbosaurus bataar and Gorgosaurus libratus. If these theropods weren’t individually named, we would be calling them Tyrannosaurus bataar and Tyrannosaurus libratus!
Learn to scientifically label, people. Rexy doesn’t like his name spelled wrong!
The genus would be Tyrannosaurus, Tyrannosauridae is the clade to which T. rex, Tarbosaurus, and Gorgosaurus belong to.
Anonymous request: a gliding Stegosaurus. Think I might have put it a bit too high up for gliding… ah well.