I'm the Iceberg
paleoillustration:

“Deinonychus attacking” by Michael Skrepnick

paleoillustration:

Deinonychus attacking” by Michael Skrepnick

The 3 main types of hip joint in tetrapods.
Typical of reptiles, dinosaurs & mammals, and rauisucians respectively.

The 3 main types of hip joint in tetrapods.

Typical of reptiles, dinosaurs & mammals, and rauisucians respectively.

paleoillustration:

This may be speculative.

SWEET JESUS

The theropod lounging on the branch with the platypus is tooooooo much

These are all toooooo much

I am fucking dead.
L4D2 x Dinosaurs x Zelda mod
My life is officially over.
Nothing can ever surpass this.

Just fucking watch it.

paleoillustration:

“Stella, a four-year-old dinosaur expert, correctly points out that a so-called Triceratops toy is, in fact, a Styracosaurus. She even hits three of the major differences in skull anatomy—Triceratops had a shorter nasal horn, longer brow horns and smaller, triangular bones around the border of the frill”.

OH MY GOD
THIS WILL BE MY CHILD

This kid is destined for greatness.

Dinobending

paleoillustration:

“Scientific Restorations” by Nima Sassani

Titanosaurs

Somebody get me a Europasaurus NOW

rhamphotheca:

expose-the-light: Iridescent Dinosaurs

Photo illustration courtesy Jason Brougham, University of Texas

According to a new study, Microraptors—four-winged, feathered dinosaurs that lived 125 million years ago—sported Earth’s earliest known iridescence, as pictured in this illustration.

Recent research suggests the pigeon-size Microraptor’s feathers glimmered black and blue in sunlight, like feathers of modern crows or grackles.

The findings are the earliest evidence of iridescence in any creature-bird or dinosaur, said study leader Julia Clarke, a paleontologist at the University of Texas at Austin.

Clarke and colleagues also suggest this iridescent coloring may have helped make Microraptor’s tail feathers even more eye-catching to mates.

Using an electron microscope, the researchers compared tiny, pigment-containing structures called melanosomes in a Microraptor fossil to melanosomes of living birds.

The team found that Microraptor’s melanosomes were narrow, elongated, and organized in a sheetlike orientation—features that produce an iridescent sheen on modern feathers.

“This study gives us an unprecedented glimpse at what this animal looked like when it was alive,” study team member Mark Norell, chair of the American Museum of Natural History’s Division of Paleontology, said in a statement.

(See “True-Color Dinosaur Revealed: First Full-Body Rendering.”)

The new findings are detailed in this week’s issue of the journalScience.

—Ker Than

That top microraptor reconstruction illustration is SOOOO GOOOD :O

paleoillustration:

“Giant Steps” by Martin Ansin for Illumination Magazine, Research at the University of Missouri

“Feature and spot images illustrating a new anatomical approach to dinosaurs’ joints, which proposes 

that at least some dinosaurs were actually about a foot taller than the previously accepted estimates”.

Very interesting

and second panel is adorable


peripateticthinker answered your question: GIVE ME SOMETHING TO DRAW?
I would like you to a dinosaur basketball team please.
How rad would you feel if ‘President’ was your name?
Have some Globetrotters

peripateticthinker answered your question: GIVE ME SOMETHING TO DRAW?

I would like you to a dinosaur basketball team please.


How rad would you feel if ‘President’ was your name?

Have some Globetrotters

perpetualartistsblock:

The one thing you can do with hands that can’t pronate.

perpetualartistsblock:

The one thing you can do with hands that can’t pronate.