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Batrachotomus - the 'typical' Triassic loricatan by ScottHartman Batrachotomus - the 'typical' Triassic loricatan :iconscotthartman:ScottHartman 254 16 Opisthocoelicaudia by ScottHartman Opisthocoelicaudia :iconscotthartman:ScottHartman 187 61 Postosuchus big and small by ScottHartman Postosuchus big and small :iconscotthartman:ScottHartman 402 65 Dreadnoughtus - huge, but not the 'hugest' by ScottHartman Dreadnoughtus - huge, but not the 'hugest' :iconscotthartman:ScottHartman 288 65 Poposaurus gracilis sauntering along by ScottHartman Poposaurus gracilis sauntering along :iconscotthartman:ScottHartman 213 34 Teleocrater by ScottHartman Teleocrater :iconscotthartman:ScottHartman 212 46 Confuciusornis by ScottHartman Confuciusornis :iconscotthartman:ScottHartman 166 54 Ixalerpeton by ScottHartman Ixalerpeton :iconscotthartman:ScottHartman 164 27 Dawn 'bird' by ScottHartman Dawn 'bird' :iconscotthartman:ScottHartman 152 13 Jinfengopteryx elegans - the golden phoenix by ScottHartman Jinfengopteryx elegans - the golden phoenix :iconscotthartman:ScottHartman 136 22 Chinese Hunter by ScottHartman Chinese Hunter :iconscotthartman:ScottHartman 154 20 The not-so-gracile Leptoceratops by ScottHartman The not-so-gracile Leptoceratops :iconscotthartman:ScottHartman 157 39 Paleorhinus - not a croc! by ScottHartman Paleorhinus - not a croc! :iconscotthartman:ScottHartman 184 53 A big ichthyosaur by ScottHartman A big ichthyosaur :iconscotthartman:ScottHartman 169 73 Finally, an aetosaur! by ScottHartman Finally, an aetosaur! :iconscotthartman:ScottHartman 210 36 Granddaddy of the armored dinosaurs by ScottHartman Granddaddy of the armored dinosaurs :iconscotthartman:ScottHartman 186 41

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Falcarius Rearing by pilsator Falcarius Rearing :iconpilsator:pilsator 129 27 Free Velociraptor Lineart Template by EWilloughby Free Velociraptor Lineart Template :iconewilloughby:EWilloughby 107 19 Struthiomimus altus by MattMart Struthiomimus altus :iconmattmart:MattMart 137 16 Huaxiagnathus orientalis by T-PEKC Huaxiagnathus orientalis :icont-pekc:T-PEKC 146 24 Conodont animal by NGZver Conodont animal :iconngzver:NGZver 178 13 Brachychampsa by Biarmosuchus Brachychampsa :iconbiarmosuchus:Biarmosuchus 46 1 Apatosaurus excelsus by RaderStudios Apatosaurus excelsus :iconraderstudios:RaderStudios 69 10 Utahraptor at Dawn by EWilloughby Utahraptor at Dawn :iconewilloughby:EWilloughby 616 117 All Yesterdays pterosaurs by Hyrotrioskjan All Yesterdays pterosaurs :iconhyrotrioskjan:Hyrotrioskjan 370 93 The Ascent of Bird by MattMart The Ascent of Bird :iconmattmart:MattMart 447 66 Survivor: The Aptian Riverbank by EWilloughby Survivor: The Aptian Riverbank :iconewilloughby:EWilloughby 204 29 Exquisite by Julio-Lacerda Exquisite :iconjulio-lacerda:Julio-Lacerda 846 124 The First Trip to the Beach by Julio-Lacerda The First Trip to the Beach :iconjulio-lacerda:Julio-Lacerda 530 57 Dusk Fight by Julio-Lacerda Dusk Fight :iconjulio-lacerda:Julio-Lacerda 188 30 The Great Dying by Julio-Lacerda The Great Dying :iconjulio-lacerda:Julio-Lacerda 542 99


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Scott Hartman
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Terrible Claw
Deinonychus! This was my favorite dinosaur in the 1990s (although I used the "Velociraptor antirrhopus" moniker that Greg Paul gave it at the time). Given the role Deinonychus played in sparking the Dinosaur Renaissance and inspiring the Jurassic Park book (and subsequent movies) it's an icon all its own.

Edit February 2019: Just in time for the 50th anniversary of the naming of Deinonychus I give you a few more minor silhouette updates and... full lizard-style immobile lips. I've pretty much always supported this interpretation, but somehow convinced myself that they could be mobile enough (or the overbite was strong enough) that you didn't have to see the lip silhouettes in side view, so now I've fixed it.

Anyhow, I imagine this might spark some discussion, so have at!
Triassic Proto-Dinosaur
The strange european plant-eater Silesaurus. It was closely related to the origin of dinosaurs, but was not (quite) a dinosaur itself. Recent discoveries are demonstrating that a large and bizzare array of archosaurs (the group that dinosaurs belong to) thrived before the dinosaurs came to dominate the land in the Late Triassic.

12/3/18 update: If you take my recent hadrosaur updates and insert the word "silesaur" for "hadrosaur" they also perfectly describe the fixes I've made here - less pronated hands and better placement of the pectoral girdle FTW.
Short-Crested Parasaurolophus
The more poorly known short-crested specimen of Parasaurolophus. There is still some debate as to whether it is a different species, or simply an immature individual (with the crest presumably growing later in life), or perhaps a female specimen. It's noteworthy that this specimen is actually larger than the specimens with long head crests.

Edit 11/30/18: Another part of Hadrosaur Overhaul 2018. Several updates to this one. You can read about it on my blog post if you're interested:…
Long-crested Parasaurolophus
The better known species, P. walkeri. Some think that this and P. cyrtocristatus are the same species, although there are stratigraphic reasons to question this.

Edit: Most of my updates I'll let slide by without a notice, but there's a major shift in restored stance coming in hadrosaurs. Research I've done (some of which I covered in my 2004 SVP talk) shows that the shoulder blades of hadrosaurs sit further down (and generally more horizontal) on the ribcage than they do in other dinosaurs. This has several cascading impacts on how the stance of hadrosaurs is restored, as well as the torso musculature.

The short version (for now) is that duck-billed dinosaur tails do not stick up wildly into the air, as I and others had restored in the past. This also is important in terms of muscle leverage and efficiency during locomotion.


Edit 11/30/2018: More changes to the forelimbs, and some tweaking to the silhouette (this one had seen more updates than some of my other hadrosaurs, so there was less to do).
Good Mother Reptile
Maiasaura (not MaiasaurUS) was the first dinosaur to be named with the feminized Greek suffix, changing the name from "good parent reptille" to "good mother reptile". Of course it's only in mammals that females provide such a disproportionate amount of parental care. Living dinosaurs (birds) find fathers equally likely to care for their young. Ahh well, a mammal named this dinosaur...

Edit: Gave it the rigorous and scale bar treatment, changed to my contemporary pose, updated the silhouette and made some minor adjustments to pectoral girdle position.

11/30/18 edit: Updated forelimb stance and various soft-tissue elements. You can sort of compare the main skeletal to the rigorous version (which doesn't have the updates) or you can read about it here:…
Hello DAers!

My long absence due to multiple projects (and teaching, and graduate school) is probably a month away from coming to an end. I apologies for those who sent me IMs and didn't hear back, sometimes for months. If there is a rush it's almost always better to contact me through my website contact form, as I'll see that right away.

Also, I should have lots of fun skeletals to show off in the coming months (and years) thanks in part to the work I put in over the last 9 months. I look forward to chatting with you all again in a few weeks!



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action-figure-opera Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2019
Inspired by your deinonychus skeletal, I'm going to try to turn this into a physical miniature sculpture. Project Deinonychus by action-figure-opera
ScottHartman Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
Sweet, I look forward to seeing that.
Philoceratops Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, so what species of Caiman is your Caiman skeletal?
FluffyRex Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
“dInOsAuRs ArE fOr KiDs”
ScottHartman Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
Just because you grow old doesn't mean you have to grow up?
Strick67 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2018
Happy Evolution Day!
Long time admirer of your skeletal reconstructions. You're one of a group of paleoartists that inspired me to put my own stuff out there.
ScottHartman Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
Whoops, a belated thank you!
Velocishark Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Discovered you yesterday and already amazed! Your skeletal works of extinct creatures are wonderful! They are great references for me and others to work on :D
Keep the great work up!
ScottHartman Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! There's also more on my website if you don't see something here.
Velocishark Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem! And I'll go check it out right now! :)
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