Dinovember 23 2016

Dinovember 23 2016

Tylosaurus: among the three largest species of mosasaur. It is theorized that it used its hard pointy shout to ram and stun its prey. I think it very neat that it is closely related to modern day monitor lizards and...
Dinovember 22 2016

Dinovember 22 2016

Longisquama: this odd reptile was about 6 inches long. The defining characteristic is the long structures sprouting from its back. There is much debate on what they were. Some think feathers, some say modified scales, possibly even thick hair-like tube...
Dinovember 21 2016

Dinovember 21 2016

Anurognathus: a small pterosaur. It’s skull was wider than it was long, and it had a very short tail. Wikipedia also says something about structures on the jaw that indicate bristly hairs (whiskers?) on the snout. I actually drew another version this morning...
Dinovember 19 2016

Dinovember 19 2016

Titanophoneus: this creature lived before the dinosaurs. it makes me think of some kind of hippo crossed with a komodo¬†dragon. Sure it looks friendly here, but it’s name means “titanic...
Dinovember 18 2016

Dinovember 18 2016

Micropachycephalosaurus: This is a rather diminutive relative of the regular sized pachycephalosaurus. Officially the dinosaur with the longest name, so of course it is among the smallest of the dinosaurs. (roughly cat sized) Wikipedia didn’t say anything about...
Dinovember 17 2016

Dinovember 17 2016

Balaur Bondoc: this relative of the velociraptor lived on an island. Isolated island evolution generally makes larger animals smaller. This was the case for the balaur. It was the sized of a large dog (not a huge dog, just large) and it had two great big retractable...
Dinovember 16 2016

Dinovember 16 2016

Nigersaurus: named after the country in which it was discovered… I think it should have been named “goofygrinasaurus” after the teeth that define it’s mouth. All of it’s teeth were in a line straight across it’s face, instead of...