#Spectember is upon us!
And so the next Spec Challenge arrives!
Last time we explored Skull Island, now we follow the tracks of Prof. Challenger into The Lost World.
The lost world, in the book knows as Maple-White Land is a large, isolated plateau, a tepui. It is suited near the three nation triangle of Brazil, Venezuela and Guyana and yes, it is home to some remarkable flora and fauna.
But hold your horses! Like with Skull island you will not find here the non-avian dinosaurs you seek, Challenger was a bloody adventurer, don't trust everything you read *! However even for tepui standards the Maple-White Land has a lot of strange and archaic creatures that you might mistake for some retro dinosaurs on first sight.
In case you aren't familiar with tepuis I put together a bunch of papers and photos that will show you the wonders of the flora fauna and landscape.
And I found this book online that you can complete
This is an entry of a little series of texts dedicated to the fauna of the Bromacker locality.
While Dimetrodon teutonis is the smallest species of it's genus, Tambacarnifex was average in size compared to it's closest relatives. Therefore this, otherwise small to medium sized, predator was suddenly among the largest carnivores of its ecosystem. However if we propose similar skull proportions for D. teutonis and Tambacarnifex as their next, better known, relatives, we end up with two quite different animals. For both species we only have fragments of the jaws but the dentition tells at lot. While in both cases the teeth are no
This is the first entry of a little series of texts dedicated to the fauna of the Bromacker locality.
This represents the largest predator of the Tambach formation and yet, it is the smallest known species of this well known genus.
Dimetrodon is otherwise known from North America, from Mexico to Canada, and some species reached more than 4 m in length. These species seems to be usually closely associated with aquatic habitats. They most likely fed on aquatic and semiaquatic prey. The Bromacker locality however preserves no aquatic or semiaquatic vertebrates. Its bodies of water were small, shallow and often temporary i
Sure you know all these classic early Permian, north american creatures, Dimetrodon, Edaphosaurus, Eryops. But beyond that there is a rich flora and fauna yet to be explored in paleoart. The Bromacker locality within the Tamback formation is such a case. A new contest just started, with the goal to bring more attention to this lost world and to promote paleoart in general. The contest is linked to a exhibition that will open in March next year, with the best pieces hanging in the exhibition together with famous pieces by Burian for example. The following pictures show some examples of the local fauna.
The locality is mostly known for 4 impor