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Deinocheirus skeletal by palaeozoologist
Deinocheirus skeletal
Haven't done a skeletal in a while, thought I'd do a theropod for a change. The main differences between this and the published the skeletal is that the dorsal column is much less curved (I couldn't really see any reason to support such a strong arch as published in the paper), as well as a shorter tail. I'm not really sure why the reconstruction published added more caudals to the end as it seems to have basically ended with what we have in the smaller specimen with possibly a few extra. Also, this is a more 'rigorous' reconstruction in the sense I have done my best to put in gray color the skeletal elements that are not known. The white elements are a mix from the three known specimens, though I favored the smaller one. A very large, basal ornithomimosaur, reminds me of a spoonbill/shoebill stork mimic, and was found with fish elements in its belly.

Refs --
Lee YN, Barsbold R, Currie PJ, Kobayashi Y, Lee HJ, Godefroit P, Escuillié F, Chinzorig T. Resolving the long-standing enigmas of a giant ornithomimosaur Deinocheirus mirificus. Nature. 2014 Nov 13;515(7526):257-60. doi: 10.1038/nature13874. Epub 2014 Oct 22.

Yi qi by palaeozoologist
Yi qi
The cool new bat-mimic scansorioptergyid dinosaur. My jaw literally dropped when I saw this published, so thought I should do a "quick" sketch...4 hours later, this. All-in-all, a neat little beasty.
So, I finally decided to start a proper blog:…

So far, all I have is an introductory post, but I should be posting a series of posts on Dreadnoughtus in the next few days. Stay tuned!



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Terizinosaurus Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015
Nice  !!! :)
I like Yi qi  !!! :love:

I am   your   Watcher    !!!  :D :D :D
palaeozoologist Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the watch! :)
Terizinosaurus Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Terizinosaurus Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015
Nice !!!
I like  Yi  qi ! :love:

I am  your   Watcher   !  :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) 
Traheripteryx Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Dude, you have some cool skeletals! :D
Franz-Josef73 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice skeletal work. Can't believe I missed your stuff for so long.
JuanH91 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
Have you though about doing a GDI for Dreadnoughtus schrani? A lot of people think its weight is overestimated,
And I think you would be the perfect guy to do this, considering your previous works.

Best Regards
palaeozoologist Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, I am in progress of doing one. Hopefully it will be done by tomorrow. I agree that its mass is substantially overestimated. Watch this space.
darklord86 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
I love your work!
palaeozoologist Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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