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Camarasaurus by PrehistoryByLiam Camarasaurus :iconprehistorybyliam:PrehistoryByLiam 76 10 Allokotosauria Size Chart by PrehistoryByLiam Allokotosauria Size Chart :iconprehistorybyliam:PrehistoryByLiam 226 34 Thylacosmilus by PrehistoryByLiam Thylacosmilus :iconprehistorybyliam:PrehistoryByLiam 259 45 Thylacosmilus Sketch by PrehistoryByLiam Thylacosmilus Sketch :iconprehistorybyliam:PrehistoryByLiam 90 27 Teraterpeton Portrait by PrehistoryByLiam Teraterpeton Portrait :iconprehistorybyliam:PrehistoryByLiam 135 21 Teraterpeton by PrehistoryByLiam Teraterpeton :iconprehistorybyliam:PrehistoryByLiam 257 38 Africanaspis by PrehistoryByLiam Africanaspis :iconprehistorybyliam:PrehistoryByLiam 145 13 Teraterpeton Sketch by PrehistoryByLiam Teraterpeton Sketch :iconprehistorybyliam:PrehistoryByLiam 75 10 Malerisaurus by PrehistoryByLiam Malerisaurus :iconprehistorybyliam:PrehistoryByLiam 161 26 Malerisaurus Sketch by PrehistoryByLiam Malerisaurus Sketch :iconprehistorybyliam:PrehistoryByLiam 60 4 Pamelaria by PrehistoryByLiam Pamelaria :iconprehistorybyliam:PrehistoryByLiam 164 9 Shonisaurus amongst jellies by PrehistoryByLiam Shonisaurus amongst jellies :iconprehistorybyliam:PrehistoryByLiam 201 23 Pamelaria Sketch by PrehistoryByLiam Pamelaria Sketch :iconprehistorybyliam:PrehistoryByLiam 69 4 Spinosuchus by PrehistoryByLiam Spinosuchus :iconprehistorybyliam:PrehistoryByLiam 153 21 Spinosuchus Sketch by PrehistoryByLiam Spinosuchus Sketch :iconprehistorybyliam:PrehistoryByLiam 56 5 Trilophosaurus by PrehistoryByLiam Trilophosaurus :iconprehistorybyliam:PrehistoryByLiam 214 30


Iberodactylus andreui by HSilustration Iberodactylus andreui :iconhsilustration:HSilustration 129 7 Some fast paintings by Lucas-Attwell Some fast paintings :iconlucas-attwell:Lucas-Attwell 121 5 Bonapartesaurus by Lucas-Attwell Bonapartesaurus :iconlucas-attwell:Lucas-Attwell 113 10 Thylacine by damir-g-martin Thylacine :icondamir-g-martin:damir-g-martin 128 15 Insert Regurgitated Slurry Here by TrollMans Insert Regurgitated Slurry Here :icontrollmans:TrollMans 218 14 Smilodon, the Saber-Toothed Cat by anthon500 Smilodon, the Saber-Toothed Cat :iconanthon500:anthon500 103 6 Lufengosaurus eggs by Hyrotrioskjan Lufengosaurus eggs :iconhyrotrioskjan:Hyrotrioskjan 319 18 The Siranis by FluffySpiderz The Siranis :iconfluffyspiderz:FluffySpiderz 122 10 Ticinosuchus by dustdevil Ticinosuchus :icondustdevil:dustdevil 96 1 Paleo-Art: T. Rex Head Study by vcubestudios Paleo-Art: T. Rex Head Study :iconvcubestudios:vcubestudios 142 8 How (I think) deinonychosaur eye sockets work by Osmatar How (I think) deinonychosaur eye sockets work :iconosmatar:Osmatar 200 37 Trike by Adamsaurus02 Trike :iconadamsaurus02:Adamsaurus02 100 3 Tupuxuara by Lucas-Attwell Tupuxuara :iconlucas-attwell:Lucas-Attwell 194 14 Camarasaurus portrait. by tnilab-ekneb121 Camarasaurus portrait. :icontnilab-ekneb121:tnilab-ekneb121 131 10 Staurikosaurus by Twarda8 Staurikosaurus :icontwarda8:Twarda8 166 4 Achatinella by HollyDOench Achatinella :iconhollydoench:HollyDOench 14 2



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Liam Elward
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United States
Aspiring 22-year-old paleoartist from Chicago, Illinois. Open for commissions!
    As most of you probably know, a few months ago I embarked on a rather in-depth paleoart exploration of one particular group of animals; Proboscidea. While I never had immediate plans for a "sequel" to this series as it was somewhat spur of the moment, I think I'm ready to dive back into another group. Allokotosauria, the clade of basal archosauromorphs including Shringasaurus, Trilophosaurus, and others. It has the right combination of traits that make it a particularly appealing subject to me: fairly underrated, mostly unexplored in paleoart, weird, and diverse. 
    I've already completed my favorite member of the group, the big horn-headed Shringasaurus. Other members I have yet to do are Azendohsaurus, aka "diet Shringasaurus" (currently in progress), Trilophosaurus, Spinosuchus, Pamelaria, and Teraterpeton. Thankfully, Azendohsaurus and Shringasaurus appear the most similar of any 2 members of the group (Spinosuchus looks a bit like Trilophosaurus though), so I hope I won't get bored with the morphology.     This will differ from my Proboscidea series in a few ways. For one, I expect it'll be harder to find up-to-date, reliable info on the allokotosaurs. Shringasaurus is the closest thing to a "star" the group has, whereas proboscideans are a fairly well-known group with dozens of genera. Allokotosauria is, however, mercifully less numerous in genera. There's less need to pick and choose which taxa to do when there's only 6. I'm also excited that the scaly skin of these quadrupedal reptiles allows for far more creativity and artistic liberty as goes coloration. I promise not all my reconstructions will be as plain as Shringasaurus.     
    Stay tuned! I'm excited for how this'll turn out. As always, if you know of any resources you think I could put to use, don't hesitate to reach out. 


Allokotosauria Size Chart
Finished this size chart some time ago, figured it's ripe for upload. This was far more rigorous in terms of scaling to get the exact sizes right, and I had to check a few times because I was genuinely surprised by how they look all lined up. Shringasaurus is about as big as I imagined it, but I thought Azendohsaurus would be closer to it in size. It's comparatively tiny! As is Pamelaria. And Spinosuchus looks super big. Click on the names below for the individual reconstruction with a more in-depth description and sources.
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nchamunda Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional General Artist
Hi Liam,

I am Ndinawe,

I like your artwork about prehistoric animals.
PrehistoryByLiam Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
mrokat Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! Catch a llama and have a nice day! :D
Dromaeus Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2019
You should draw Chamops segnis next.Just an idea.
Dromaeus Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2019
Man, your paleoart is just amazing!
PrehistoryByLiam Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I don't take requests, but I appreciate your enthusiasm. Feel free to send me a note if you're interested in commissioning anything.
Dromaeus Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2019
Brainstromy Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2019
Ding a ding dong. Dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures are fun. To draw. Wait that didn't rhyme, come on brain come on! Uh...Zuolong.

That's all I got.
GWolfG Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2019  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you for showing me interesting animals from the old days that are not the classics^^
PrehistoryByLiam Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
Of course!
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