Shop Forum More Submit  Join Login
Skull of the Demon of the Chinle by Qilong Skull of the Demon of the Chinle by Qilong
A skull reconstruction for Daemonosaurus chauliodus. Skull ended up looking a lot like a typical basal sauropodomorphan and Eoraptor lunensis -- this was not intentional. More here: [link]
Add a Comment:
ShinRedDear Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I used your reconstruction for some premilinary sketches. Sorry for not asking before using it.
Orionide5 Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Put in perspective like this, its teeth really don't look very different from other theropods', at least not in size. (Unless it isn't a theropod! Shock!)
Qilong Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
The upper to lower dentition size, based on both crown basoapical height and mesiodistal basal length, are extremely different; they do not compare well between size and position, such that there are close to two or more tooth positions on the mandible for every maxillary tooth position. This is strange.
Orionide5 Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Interesting. Possibly an early dinosaur line with no close relatives?
Qilong Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
A lot of the "earliest dinosaurs" are gonna end up looking like one another. The basalmost ornithischian, sauropodomorphan, theropodan, and silesaurid will probably all fairly closely resemble one another in several broad details. It is likely that the various features that currently skeletally define these groups did not appear until after each lineage split. This thing may also look like a guaibasaurid, which already bounces around as the basal sauropodomorphan, theropodan and saurischian lineage, and may be comprised on paraphyletic bunches of lineages. This is, actually, expected. The recently described Nyasasaurus parringtoni and of course Daemonosaurus chauliodus help clutter up the "earliest dinosaur" quandary.
DinoBirdMan Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Student Artist
So this is true, very true, it maybe perfect for small "Buck-toothed Demon reptile" of Chinle.
DeinonychusEmpire Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Primeval: New World really screwed these guys up (like the Primeval canon-universe screws every prehistoric animal up).
Add a Comment:
  • Art Print
  • Canvas
  • Photo
  • Art Gifts


Submitted on
May 16, 2013
Image Size
1.6 MB


54 (who?)


Creative Commons License
Some rights reserved. This work is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.