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The not-so-gracile Leptoceratops by ScottHartman The not-so-gracile Leptoceratops by ScottHartman
This stocky little ceratopsian was given the name Leptoceratops gracilis, but additional finds have rendered the trvial epithet ironic, at best. 
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paleosir Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Best mr Hartman, may I use this for a reconstruction (of course I credit you) 

PS: do I have to ask this always, or is full credit enough?
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ScottHartman Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Generally speaking credit is sufficient. If you have a particularly commercial project let me know and we'll make sure you have an arrangement that works :)
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paleosir Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am making a non-commercial game now (if we don't keep it for ourselves it will be 100% free).
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ScottHartman Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Email me details? If you are keeping if for yourselves it doesn't matter, but if you decide to distribute it we should chat first.
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paleosir Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
We will keep it for ourselves.
Thanks
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paleosir Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, I'm just a kid drawing dinosaurs so don't expect commercial projects soon from me XD
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Asuma17 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
But the fossils look dead on though; from what one fossil showed it had thin, but stocky legs. What league proposes this decree (And I mean decision, not the term for law or act in order, just the decision in theory) anyway?
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KaprosuchusDragon Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aww the beautiful parrot boar
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DovahsaurPaleoKnight Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016
So it walked on all fours?
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ScottHartman Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
It sure looks like it. Probably an obligate quadruped.
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DovahsaurPaleoKnight Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016
Thanks.
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Kazuma27 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Just one thing: how should i draw the collar on the back of these guys' heads, if they had any? Excellent skeletal, by the way ;)
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ScottHartman Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Good question. It's usually restored as skin covering the small bony crest - but since later ceratopsians usually have epioccipitals and epiparietals maybe illustrating some sort of large scales adorning it could suggest an early display function?
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Kazuma27 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Mmh, that's possible, i'd say...
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Megalotitan Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, Saurian's yesterday livestream used this skeletal as the reference for their Leptoceratops (obviously) :P
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ScottHartman Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
You can't fault their taste.
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Megalotitan Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah :p
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grisador Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2016
This guy was fat ? Nooo ! (www.nooooooooooooooo.com)

More weirdly; It looks almost like a hippo; :o
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iherduleikdragonites Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mr. Hartman, I just want to say thanks for making this image. Leptoceratops is my favorite dinosaur, and seeing its skeletal in your clear and concise style will make drawing and studying it even easier. Cheers!
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ScottHartman Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
You're certainly welcome :)
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XStreamChaosOfficial Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks like a protoceratops and a hippo got together under a beautiful night sky and a Gruidae dropped off this thing XD

I don't get your description :P
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ScottHartman Featured By Owner Edited Jan 26, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
The second part of the species name (aka the trivial epithet) "gracilis" was named because the original author presumably thought it was a gracile animal, but with more complete specimens it appears rather stocky and robust, and generally not gracile at all.
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XStreamChaosOfficial Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The crane?
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Viergacht Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016  Professional General Artist
It looks pretty solidly quad - do they still think it was partly bipedal?
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ScottHartman Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I'm sure some people do, but they look pretty quadrupedal to me. 
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Megalotitan Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Was it's tail that short?
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ScottHartman Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Yup. And we don't have to guess: upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia…
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Megalotitan Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow.
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TheMorlock Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016  Student General Artist
Adorable! Like a little piggy! Probably had a similar lifestyle too.
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Pachyornis Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016  Hobbyist
Looks like a tadpole version of a ceratopsian somehow. Is there a chance the material we have to date is from not fully grown individuals, so that allometry would make their proportions look not that weird (I am mostly referring to the really large skull) later as adults? 
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ScottHartman Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Pretty sure it's not a juvenile. Granted there isn't any published histology that I know of, but there are multiple specimens from different sites that are the same size, and all their neural arches are fused, etc. I think they're just weird little pig-like or maybe mountain-goat-like ceratopsians.
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CJCroen Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
D'aww, a little tiny ceratopsian!
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thediremoose Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016
The one animal that is common in the Scollard (with some nicely-articulated specimens, too) and rare in the other Late Maastrichtian formations. Kind of a "mountain goat," perhaps?
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ScottHartman Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
That's an interesting thought!
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thediremoose Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016
I'll also note that similar "lepto-grade" animals are very rare in the Oldman and Dinosaur Park while good skeletons of Prenoceratops and Cerasinops are known from the Two Medicine, and the latter is dry upland area compared to the former's wet lowlands. The Saint Mary River has a similar relationship with the Horseshoe Canyon, and Montanoceratops is mostly found in the former as opposed to the latter. Maybe the whole group preferred dry uplands?
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Knazgle Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Did its mouth really have that kinda.... like, open space in the front like that? Or would it have enough soft tissue to make it closed fully?
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ScottHartman Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
What Paleaeorigamipete says - it's open. The mouth would close and the lower beak nestles up into the upper beak. And the teeth (which are a bit like a pair of shears) slice pass one another.
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Knazgle Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see. Thanks! I was assuming the teeth lie flat on each other.
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
i'd guess the mouth here is drawn in a very slightly open position, you can see the teeth are not touching, i believe this is done so the silhouette of the beak is obviously seen.
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