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Euhelopus with raised shoulders by palaeozoologist
Euhelopus with raised shoulders
Since there does not appear to be a consensus on the angle of sauropod shoulder scapula, here is a version of my other skeletal. The scapula here has a roughly 45 degree angle, instead of being near horizontal. The neck is also in an alert posture, with the posterior 7 cervical vertebrae each being flexed by about 6 degrees. This gives it a much more brachiosaur-like look.
Euhelopus multiple-view skeletal reconstruction by palaeozoologist
Euhelopus multiple-view skeletal reconstruction
A completely new skeletal of Euhelopus, to supersede my prior ones. The unpreserved elements are taken from other basal somphospondylans, most especially other euhelopids. The tail is heavily borrowed from Huabeisaurus and the distal caudals are from Phuwiangosaurus. The lower forelimbs are taken from Chubutisaurus for the ulna and radius, and the metacarpus is modified from Wintonotitan.
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.


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aspidel Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You have some nice skeletals.
Terizinosaurus Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015
Nice  !!! :)
I like Yi qi  !!! :love:

I am   your   Watcher    !!!  :D :D :D
palaeozoologist Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the watch! :)
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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!
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