Triceratops by Tiffany Turrill
Just one of the 8 cards designs included in the Paleo Post card set!
Amargasaurus by Brynn Metheney
Time for a good scratch! One of the 8 designs featured in the Paleo Post card set.
A generalized maniraptor with male Andean cock-of-the-rock plumage. I did not research maniraptor anatomy exhaustively, but I did try to keep the gist correct (clappers not slappers, approximate ratios of body parts, etc.). Please do not take this to be in any way a scientifically accurate reconstruction, is my point—I wanted to paint a maniraptor with a poofy face.
This is the most recent post from a little side project I am working on to 1) improve my digital painting skills/speed 2) exercise a little creativity and 3) keep me sane when I am not at work. The great majority of the Birdbeasts are not scientific in any way shape or form, but if there happens to be some overlap in my followers between people who like birds and people who like fantasy stuff, this blog may be of interest: www.dailybirdbeast.tumblr.com. Feel free, if you are interested, to submit asks with birds you would like to see beasted! :)
…an extinct genus of unusual marine reptiles that are known from the early Middle Triassic of southwestern China. Currently the genus Atopodentatus houses only a single species A. unicus, which was discovered in Yunnan, China. A. unicus is noted for its bizarre upper mandible which has teeth running along its jawline and up a vertical split in the middle, giving it a zipper-like appearance. Due to A. unicus’ unusual dentition it is thought that is was likely a filter feeder, sifting invertebrates out of the ocean floor.
Image: Nobu Tamura
At long last, here it is - Mega Predators, in all its obscure glory!
See! It exists! I’m not crazy.
oh my god
Rhamphorhynchus muensteri, the classic rhamphorhynchoid pterosaur, reconstructed in a classic way.