My 3th entry for the contest of paleofauna of Peru.
Technique: Traditional illustration, ballpoint pen over paper
Dusk at the foot of a cliff where someday will be Cerro Colorado, Peru, numerous vultures (cathartidae) are already feasting over the colossal body of an old Livyatan melvillei, which has been drifted to the coast by the tide, after a harsh life in the perilous waters of Miocene. Millions of years later, the only thing that would remain will be the giant skull and teeth of one the largest marine predators of history.
- Lambert O, Bianucci G, Post K et al (2010) The giant bite of a new
raptorial sperm whale from theMiocene epoch of Peru. Nature 466:
- M. Stucchi and S. D. Emslie. 2005. A new condor (Ciconiiformes, Vulturidae) from the late Miocene/early Pliocene Pisco Formation, Peru. Condor 107 (1) :107-113