korybing:

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 PeriodHallucigeniaOpabiniaTrilobite
OrdovicianOrthoceras
SilurianEurypterusNektaspida
DevonianTiktaalikDunkleosteus
CarboniferousAkmonistionPederpesArthropleura
PermianDimetrodonSaroctonus
Early TriassicErythrosuchus
Middle TriassicBatrachotomusCeresiosaurus
Late TriassicOligokyphus
Early JurassicTemnodontosaurus
Late JurassicRhamphorhynchusPterodactylusBrachiosaurusLiopleurodon
Early CretaceousMicroraptorDeinonychusGobiconodon
Late CretaceousProtoceratopsHesperornisCorythosaurus

korybing:

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

Ordovician
Orthoceras

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

thelatebodaciousperiod:

don’t trust anyone who doesn’t think dinosaurs are totally radical

djcrumrine:

Whenever I need to practice something I’m not completely comfortable with, (like digital painting) I draw things I like to make the process more enjoyable. I’ll leave this here because I also need to practice stepping away from something and calling it finished. And prehistoric marine reptiles need more love.

djcrumrine:

Whenever I need to practice something I’m not completely comfortable with, (like digital painting) I draw things I like to make the process more enjoyable. I’ll leave this here because I also need to practice stepping away from something and calling it finished. And prehistoric marine reptiles need more love.

djcrumrine:

PTEROSAURS

djcrumrine:

PTEROSAURS

abby-howard:

ANOTHER ANATOMY POST! Only three vertebrate groups have successfully evolved flight: Birds, Bats, and Pterosaurs, which are NOT dinosaurs, and are an extremely diverse group of reptiles! Pterodactyl is not the only one. However, birds ARE dinosaurs. Avian dinosaurs!

Wings are not some extra structure you tack on to a creature and somehow the arms go away— they ARE arms. Think about that when you are designing creatures with wings and also giving them arms. That means your creature has six limbs.

Next anatomy post: The anatomy and evolution of DRAGONS. If you guys have any requests, feel free to send them in!

rhamphotheca:

Flock of Ancient ‘Butterfly-Headed’ Flying Reptiles Discovered

by Tia Ghose

An ancient flying reptile with a bizarre, butterflylike head has been unearthed in Brazil.

The new-found pterosaur species, Caiuajara dobruskii, lived about 80 million years ago in an ancient desert oasis. The beast sported a strange bony crest on its head that looked like the wings of a butterfly, and had the wingspan needed to take flight at a very young age.

Hundreds of fossils from the reptile were unearthed in a single bone bed, providing the strongest evidence yet that the flying reptiles were social animals, said study co-author Alexander Kellner, a paleontologist at the Museu Nacional/Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro in Brazil…

(read more: Live Science)

illustration by Maurilio Oliveira/Museu Nacional-UFR; photos: Manzig et al, PLOS ONE 2014

dezzoi:

bird wars:
Lappet Faced Vulture vs. Secretary Bird

dezzoi:

bird wars:

Lappet Faced Vulture vs. Secretary Bird

skeletaldrawing:

Majungasaurus doesn’t need any special treatment to look bizarre, but in the post-snarl calm you can just sit and gaze at how strange this beast really was.

skeletaldrawing:

Majungasaurus doesn’t need any special treatment to look bizarre, but in the post-snarl calm you can just sit and gaze at how strange this beast really was.

kevincatalan:

As CM Kosemen calls it, the demon bird, Austroraptor. This is a more simple painting i’ve worked on the past two nights. I loved his painting of the Deinonychus with like a pseudo-beak so i decided to do the same thing with this. As well as give it a boss like on gharials, which I’ve been also told is highly unlikely. but heres to having fun with speculation with a painting of my favorite dinosaur. cheers!

kevincatalan:

As CM Kosemen calls it, the demon bird, Austroraptor. This is a more simple painting i’ve worked on the past two nights. I loved his painting of the Deinonychus with like a pseudo-beak so i decided to do the same thing with this. As well as give it a boss like on gharials, which I’ve been also told is highly unlikely. but heres to having fun with speculation with a painting of my favorite dinosaur. cheers!

juliansomething:

Dinosaurs at Park Wrocławski in Poland