Tyrannosauruses lock in combat in a painting by Charles R. Knight for the February, 1942 issue of National Geographic.
HERE HAVE SOME THEROPOD PELVES for the purposes of comparison.
Dinosaurs, what is even going on with your hips.
(A is Deinonychus, B is Segnosaurus, and C is Tyrannosaurus, for the curious. These may not be entirely proportional, because they are illustrative of general pelvic morphology trends and this paper is due tomorrow so they are MEGA QUICK).
As Fowler and his colleagues examined the various types of bite mark on the skulls, they were intrigued by the extensive puncture and pull marks on the neck frills on some of the specimens. At first, this seemed to make no sense. “The frill would have been mostly bone and keratin,” says Fowler. “Not much to eat there.” The pulling action and the presence of deep parallel grooves led the team to realise that these marks were probably not indicative of actual eating, but repositioning of the prey. The scientists suggest that the frills were in the way of Tyrannosaurus as it was trying to get at the nutrient-rich neck muscles.
“It’s gruesome, but the easiest way to do this was to pull the head off,” explains Fowler with a grin. The researchers found further evidence to support this idea when they examined the Triceratops occipital condyles — the ball-socket head–neck joint — and found tooth marks there too. Such marks could only have been made if the animal had been decapitated.
(via How to eat a Triceratops : Nature News & Comment)
Made it on eatsleepdraw! *Happy dance.* This was done a couple of months ago.
“Family Reunion.” Watercolor, Colored Pencil, and Digital.
A fun little commentary on the fact that the chicken is the closest living relative of the T Rex. Dinosaurs are just so fun. :)
Link to my blog: marypwilliams.tumblr.com
Another “paleoartist on tumblr” everybody should follow.
“River Rex” by Steve White:
“This was an attempt to do something a little different than the usual blood-soaked rexes. I just liked the idea of one crossing a river - it actually led directly to a piece I painted for a friend’s wedding present, featuring elephants doing the same thing. I think any animal underwater has a strange ethereal grace. I should really revisit this one and do a more full-on piece.”
Yutyrannus huali and her fluffy babies | Illustration by Rachel Caauwe
Rachel Caauwe is an emerging biological illustrator from Northern Michigan University and is a member of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators.
She offers a creative solution to being informative without being boring by creating beautiful, detailed science illustrations. By being artistic yet accurate, her illustrations engage both kids and adults.
Rachel generally uses a detailed combination of graphite and ink for her initial drawing, and transfers them to photoshop to give a wash of color that is unique and eye-catching.