kaatedocus

Kaatedocus siberi


Source: http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2012/12/18/jurassic-boneyard-yields-hidden-dinosaur/

Name: Kaatedocus siberi

Name Meaning: Small Beam

First Described: 2012

Described By: Tschopp & Mateus

ClassificationDinosauria, Saurischia, Eusaurischia, Sauropodomorpha, Plateosauria, Massopoda, Sauropodiformes, Anchisauria, Sauropoda, Gravisauria, Eusauropoda, Neosauropoda, Diplodocoidea, Diplodocimorpha, Flagellicaudata, Diplodocidae, Diplodocinae

Kaatedocus was a fairly small diplodocine, hence its name;’ it was only about 15 meters long and a little less than 3 meters tall. The original fossils were actually destroyed in a fire; the bones that were left were interpreted as being that of Barosaurus. However, in 1989 the site was reopened, and new fossils were collected, and even replicated using a 3D printer. It is from - you guessed it - the Morrison Formation, in the Kimmeridgian age of the Late Jurassic, about 155 million years ago. 

Sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaatedocus

http://www.prehistoric-wildlife.com/species/k/kaatedocus.html

Shout out goes to deafdumbandblinddrunk!

Sketchdump Time !

In order: Jane the juvenile Tyrannosaurus rex, Struthiomimus, Kaatedocus (sauropods are weird), Mapusaurus and Guanlong sketches plus Tyrannosaurid skull.

I’m in a bit of art block because of other important things to do but that doesn’t mean I don’t draw at all. ^^