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Utahraptor

This would be a sketchbook doodle of Utahraptor ostrommaysorum, the largest known of the “raptor” dinosaurs (or dromaeosaurids). The scaly hide I have portrayed here is purely speculative, since other members of the dromaeosaurid family seem to have been feathered like modern-day birds. 41 more words

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Eyes in the Dark

One misty night in the late Cretaceous, the eyes of a Tyrannosaurus rex glow like twin embers. The effect is caused by a structure in the back of each eye called the… 46 more words

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Parasaurolophus Sings

Parasaurolophus walkeri, among the most famous of the hadrosaurid dinosaurs, sings a resonant song deep in the jungles of Late Cretaceous North America, circa 75 million years ago. 31 more words

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Unwelcome Invitation

No matter how friendly they may appear, never take your tyrannosaur neighbor’s offer of hospitality at face value. Especially if they’re inviting you over for dinner.

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Stegosaurus Drinking Doodle

I doodled this Stegosaurus ungulatus drinking in my sketchbook around 1 am when I had difficulty going to sleep. Stegosaurus is a really magnificent animal, by the way.

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Diving into the Deep

A giant icthyosaur of the shastasaurid family dives into the ocean in search of deep-sea prey such as squid. Recent fossil discoveries in the UK… 56 more words

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Megalneusaurus, Before and After

Years earlier, I posted a picture of a Late Jurassic pliosaur known as Megalneusaurus. The illustration that I put up was based heavily on a skeletal drawing of… 150 more words