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I'm sorry, I don't have a new Spinosaurus skeletal for you based on the new material. It will probably be a while yet until I do. But I was surprised enough by the proportions to want to check them, and the published lengths of the new neotype specimen don't actually match the reconstruction that was published in the paper. Above is my corrected version - to find out more about how I got there you can hop on over to my blog...and I'll apologize in advance for the wall of text that awaits you.
The dragon with the multicolored crown by ScottHartman
The dragon with the multicolored crown
Actually, the "multi-colored" part of Guanlong's name ('wucaii') refers to the rock, but it's a lot more evocative if you read the name literally, so for the title I did. Anyhow, here is the long-awaited skeletal of the adult specimen of Guanlong, a proceratosaurid tyrannosauroid (don't try saying that five times fast!). 

You can also read more about the process (and challenges) of restoring this skeletal on my blog: www.skeletaldrawing.com/home/g…
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Don't mess with T. rexes by ScottHartman
Don't mess with T. rexes
Ok, so I took some liberties with the spelling (for the non-Americans out there, I was poking fun at the phrase "Don't mess with Texas"). Technically this is a work in progress as I still need to update Peck's Rex and then do MOR 555, but I'm not actually researching Cretaceous dinosaurs right now and there's only so many hours in the day.

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For those of you artists who don't follow every last Facebook update on dinosaurs, I thought I's pass along this link. It describes Kulindadromeus, a Jurassic ornithischian from Siberia that is covered in a combination of scales AND fuzz. While it will probably take a while to develop a proper scientific consensus as to whether these are truly feather-like structures, elaborate scales, or some other epidermal structure, the take home message for you is that dinofuzz can now be inferred to be possible in essentially all dinosaurs. And furthermore Kulindadromeus has a scaly, dare I say almost rat-like tail to go along with its fuzz. So apparently the idea that dinosaurs couldn't contain both scales and fuzz is also incorrect (whether this applies to true feathers is not yet known).

Enjoy!
Sauropod-whale face off by ScottHartman
Sauropod-whale face off
You can read more about this here: www.skeletaldrawing.com/home/s… The short version is that sauropods like Supersaurus and maybe the longest titanosaurs grew to lengths that exceeded the longest known blue whales, but that whales massively out-mass all known sauropods (notice that "known" requires actual repeatable evidence). Also, Diplodocus isn't as pathetic as some might think, since the largest specimen (formerly known as Seismosaurus) almost gives Supersaurus a run for its money in terms of length.
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I'm sorry, I don't have a new Spinosaurus skeletal for you based on the new material. It will probably be a while yet until I do. But I was surprised enough by the proportions to want to check them, and the published lengths of the new neotype specimen don't actually match the reconstruction that was published in the paper. Above is my corrected version - to find out more about how I got there you can hop on over to my blog...and I'll apologize in advance for the wall of text that awaits you.

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GeneralHelghast Featured By Owner 5 days ago   General Artist
Added you on my watch, since I support your take on the hindlimbs of Spinosaurus. Its a shame that Sereno's team wanted to prove that old theory of Spinosaurus being a quadruped, which has been yapped about all the time since the 70's. I prefer Spinosaurus to a bipedal predator.
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VigorousNebulaDragon Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Hi, I have been looking back at Tyrannosaurus' skull growth just recently and one question still leaves me pondering: What does the skull of a newborn hatchling look like? Somewhat similar to the skull of the Jordan theropod and the ones in Dinosaur Revolution, or was it somewhat stubbier, rounder and shorter?
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Angrydinobirds Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist
Happy Halloween! :)
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LordOfstamps Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
Hey I have a question. I'm not entirely sure about which Prosauropods were bipedal, quadrupedal or both.

I know Plateosaurus, Massospondylus and their like were bipedal. Riojasaurus was a quadruped. But was Anchisauria semi-quadrupedal because they were close to Sauropods? I've read that somewhere.
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LordMasterJohn Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You look like the one who made the Skeletal models for Planet Dinosaur 8)

Great Art man, I absolutely want to see more :)
(Something tells me you know more of Dinosaurs than me XD )
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ScottHartman Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I did some of them (most of them?), yes. IIRC it was between working on Dinosaur Revolution and the WWD movie, but it was mostly just supplying their modelers with existing skeletals, so it doesn't stick out the way the other projects did.

You can always see more of my skeletals at my website (www.skeletaldrawing.com) ;)
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LordMasterJohn Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ooooo

Ill check it when I can 8)

Youre awesome!!

keep  it that way
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ScottHartman Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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Angrydinobirds Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist
Did Yutyrannus have good binocular vision?
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ScottHartman Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It doesn't look like.
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