A mid-size (around 6 meter/20 ft) carnivorous dinosaur with a rather strange fin-like structure emerging from its back, made of two elongated vertebral spines in front of the hips. There are several speculative possibilities as to what this structure may have been used for.
Pleased to make this my first new entry for Studio 252MYA - a paleoart collective featuring artists from around the world, including the team behind Earth Archives and Pteros. Check out 252mya.com for more!
Extinct Animals of the Cambrian to the Cretaceous!
This will be a limited edition 11x17 print exclusively for sale at spx this year!
I love extinct animals, especially lesser-known and non-dinosaur ones. So here are some critters from the Paleozoic through the Mesozoic. Don’t take the period designations too literally, it’s more of a “pretty much around this time” thing, since I couldn’t fit all of them exactly where they should be, scientifically. I’d love to do a sister-image to this with the Cenozoic era!
Here’s a list of the creatures featured! Cambrian Period Hallucigenia Opabinia Trilobite
Silurian Eurypterus Nektaspida
Devonian Tiktaalik Dunkleosteus
Carboniferous Akmonistion Pederpes Arthropleura
Permian Dimetrodon Saroctonus
Early Triassic Erythrosuchus
Middle Triassic Batrachotomus Ceresiosaurus
Late Triassic Oligokyphus
Early Jurassic Temnodontosaurus
Late Jurassic Rhamphorhynchus Pterodactylus Brachiosaurus Liopleurodon
Early Cretaceous Microraptor Deinonychus Gobiconodon
Late Cretaceous Protoceratops Hesperornis Corythosaurus
An oil-painting I’ve been working on for a couple of months of this flying reptile gazing from a cliff att sunrise. I have little-to-no experience in pterosaur anatomy and illustrating them so theres bound to be some flaws. Done on a 60x50 cm canvas.
And also, I call jinx on the drink with the same name as the title.