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Stegoceras validum + Striatornata sp. by MattMart Stegoceras validum + Striatornata sp. by MattMart
Stegoceras validum, a 2m long pachycephalosaur, looks even more diminutive next to Striatornata plants. Striatornata sanantoniensis is known from fossils further south alongside southern species of Steogceras, but similar species may have existed in the Dinosaur Park Formation with S. validum. Striatornata bleonged to the Musaceae, a group of plants including ginger and bananas. It appearance here is based on the later Spirematospermum (which could grow up to 3m tall) but with shorter, stouter seed pods, which look especially delicious to the little pachycephalosaur.
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Heytomemeimhome Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
I really wish the field guide was available on the iBookstore ...
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MattMart Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Second Edition will be...eventually! (As will a couple shorter things coming much sooner...).
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Heytomemeimhome Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
It's so cute can I pet it , please?
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JonaGold2000 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist
Nice one! i like the way its sniffing flowers.
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NTamura Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Gorgeous... reminds me of 18th century bird paintings.
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Smnt2000 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stop being so amazing.
Then again, bravo!
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bensen-daniel Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
This is gorgeous.
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Ornitholestes1 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very Audubon-esque.
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Albertonykus Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Great to see you being prolific lately (publicly so anyway). New avatar too I see.
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DinoBirdMan Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Student Artist
Cool! I like that flexible version of pachycephalosaur with the down-ward quills at the tail ends.:)
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