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Batrachotomus - the 'typical' Triassic loricatan by ScottHartman Batrachotomus - the 'typical' Triassic loricatan :iconscotthartman:ScottHartman 247 16 Opisthocoelicaudia by ScottHartman Opisthocoelicaudia :iconscotthartman:ScottHartman 183 61 Postosuchus big and small by ScottHartman Postosuchus big and small :iconscotthartman:ScottHartman 392 58 Dreadnoughtus - huge, but not the 'hugest' by ScottHartman Dreadnoughtus - huge, but not the 'hugest' :iconscotthartman:ScottHartman 284 65 Poposaurus gracilis sauntering along by ScottHartman Poposaurus gracilis sauntering along :iconscotthartman:ScottHartman 210 34 Teleocrater by ScottHartman Teleocrater :iconscotthartman:ScottHartman 214 46 Confuciusornis by ScottHartman Confuciusornis :iconscotthartman:ScottHartman 168 54 Ixalerpeton by ScottHartman Ixalerpeton :iconscotthartman:ScottHartman 164 27 Dawn 'bird' by ScottHartman Dawn 'bird' :iconscotthartman:ScottHartman 150 13 Jinfengopteryx elegans - the golden phoenix by ScottHartman Jinfengopteryx elegans - the golden phoenix :iconscotthartman:ScottHartman 137 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 183 53 A big ichthyosaur by ScottHartman A big ichthyosaur :iconscotthartman:ScottHartman 169 71 Finally, an aetosaur! by ScottHartman Finally, an aetosaur! :iconscotthartman:ScottHartman 207 36 Granddaddy of the armored dinosaurs by ScottHartman Granddaddy of the armored dinosaurs :iconscotthartman:ScottHartman 186 41

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Scott Hartman
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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:…
Monument's hook-nosed reptile
Gryposaurus monumentensis, the most recently named (and most robust) of the gryposaur species. Missing portions are based on G. notablis specimens that have been scaled to fit.

Edit: Minor changes to the silhouette.

11/30/18 edit: Updated pose and soft-tissue inferences as part of a total overhaul of my hadrosaur skeletals:…
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
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
“dInOsAuRs ArE fOr KiDs”
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.
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! :)
PhoenixMarty Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi Scott,

I wonder if you would be able to help a talented (but shy) paleo-artist overcome some of his reluctance to share his art on here. His art is great and I wish he had more confidence.

He is a big fan of your skeletals, and uses them as a reference point for his artwork.

His dA is:…

I'm sure it would give him a great confidence boost if you - and your watchers - checked out his artwork. Please.

Thanks, Martin
ScottHartman Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Hi Martin,

It looks like his artwork is progressing nicely. I like the color patterns. Just like everyone else he should keep working at new compositions, creating depth with shade and lighting, etc. But he should definitely feel comfortable posting his work to the DA community!
TheDinosaurKing1 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much Scott for taking the time to check out my artwork!
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