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Scott Hartman
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New-look Dilophosaurus by ScottHartman
New-look Dilophosaurus
Here's Dilophosaurus. Maybe I'll find time for a blog on this one, but a lot of things we think we "know" about Dilophosaurus aren't true, like the overly short ilium and bizarre upper scapula from Welles 1985 osteology (which were propagated to more recent skeletal reconstructions). We also don't know the shape of the crests for certain - I've followed Jaime Headden's interpretation of the back of the crest as broken (rather than a splint that stood alone), but we really don't know for sure either way.
Kentrosaurus by ScottHartman
Despite there being a lot of Kentrosaurus material, and it being well-described, this still proved to be a challenge because it's not all from specimens of the same size. I'm still not 100% convinced that the forelimbs don't need to be scaled up relative to the hindlimbs, but I've left them at the same size as the Berlin composite mount. The other elements seem to check out - and I'll say that I can't replicate the extremely tall body that is extremely short front to back like in some previous reconstructions.

Edit: After some discussion with Heinrich Mallison I've updated the tail spikes. As for the underlying data on the tail spikes, as well as the unresolved issue of where the large body spike goes...there will be more on that later. In the meantime, keep in mind that whether there is a shoulder spike, a hip spike, or some other configurations is not really settled for Kentrosaurus.
Monolophosaurus by ScottHartman
Because the internet never loses anything, the very old (2003) version that I had pulled from my website years ago still turns up in search engine results. So here's an updated one that reflects the basal-tetanuran pedigree that most researchers agree on these days.
Tylosaurus - teach the controversey web resolution by ScottHartman 

First of all, let me thank all of you who wrote birthday well-wishes, all of the wonderful social interactions on DA are what keep me coming back. I also wanted to update you on a blog post I wrote about mosasaur tails:…

The tl;dr version is that you can still find people who would support any these extremes in tail fluke design, but I think the middle two (or somewhere in between) is the most likely. Hit up the article for more depth as to why.


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ShinRedDear Featured By Owner 3 days ago
I don't know if you've heard about this one but it seems there was a recently discovered Tyrannosaurus rex specimen, rather complete and big, nicknamed "King Kong" and displayed in Germany. I can't find any scientific article on this apart form display details. What's your take on this one ?…
ScottHartman Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
I'm actually unsure whether that specimen is the same as the Tristan specimen that is now on a 3-year loan in the Natural History Museum in Berlin or not - both are described as fairly complete specimens with black-colored bones from Montana (and both are apparently in Germany) but the King Kong nickname seems to only be used in relation to the Hong Kong and Munich shows, and Tristan is always used in articles about the specimen in Berlin. Could be a coincidence.

Either way, there aren't any scientific papers out. The team in Berlin is working on scanning and researching the (Tristan) specimen, and you can find German-language articles describing the arrangement they have. Hopefully that allows for some cool science to be done, but you'd have to inquire with the people actually doing that research.
ShinRedDear Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Thank you for the share of information. :)
So Tristan might be "Kong". I was indeed a bit suspicious because of lack
of scientific sources. And I do hope this specimen will be extensively studied. :)
Thank you very much for answering my question. ^^
tigris115 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Because you did a bunch of dinosaurs with closed mouths, would you consider doing a bunch of dinosaurs in completely neutral positions like these.…

Request aside, I'm extremely thankful you made all these references.
ScottHartman Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
I've done some of those for specific projects I was consulting on, but outside of commissions I doubt it, as that would take a more significant time input than just closing the jaw, and actually shows off less information about the feet and ankles. But I do hope someday to do a post on centers of gravity, and I might do some representatives ones for that whenever I get around to it.
tigris115 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Ok. It's just I'm doing Blender.
PaleoJoe Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Hello Mr.Hartman I noticed on your theropod skeletal section that the Acrocanthosaurus' date is 2015,did you update it?
ScottHartman Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, but it was just some minor soft-tissue updates to the silhouette.
PaleoJoe Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Okay,thank you.Have a great day.
TheMorlock Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Student General Artist
Thanks for the faves. :)
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