Dragon eggsGreetings from Denmark,More Like This
some of you which are following my Dragons of the World project may have wondered (and some have asked me)
why dragons lay eggs which have a hard shell in difference to the leathery shells of modern varanoids and anguimorpha overall.
That's a good question and hard to answer because I actually don't know, there are of course benefits or dragons having such eggs, they are better protected, can be bigger and loose less water and the embryo can use the calcite of the shell for it's own bones.
But until recently it wasn't known when the hard shell was invented and if it was a pure draconiform invention.
Surprisingly a new discovery shows that theses eggs are older than previously thought. Fernandez et al published a few days ago a paper in Plos One about some lizard embryos from Thailand found insight their eggs, these were first meant to be very small dinosaur or avian eggs, but how further analysis and CT scans revealed that these eggs were laid by anguimorph
Wolfsisters Calendar - March PreviewSo this is a preview of the piece I am doing for the Wolfsisters calendar. The piece is called "Sacred Winds". This is a companion piece to "Sacred Fire" and "Sacred Waters" and I will be finishing it in the next couple of weeks. This will be the artwork for the month of March in our calendar. We are almost 50% funded now and we're halfway through the campaign! Can we raise the rest? I think so! Don't miss out on this gorgeous calendar! Pre-order it today and get some great perks in return! http://igg.me/at/wolfsisterscalendar/x/2867520More Like This