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Kaatedocus siberi

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I'm closing the year with reconstruction of the recently described diplodocid sauropod from the Morrison Formation, Kaatedocus siberi. Except for the data from the beautifully preserved skull and neck, this saurpod is reconstructed after its close relatives. Being close to the base of the clade Diplodocine, and therefore close relative of Apatosaurus, I made the body's proportions a mash-up of those of Diplodocus,Barosaurus and Apatosaurus. The dewlaps are speculative, same with the keratinous spikes in the dorsal part of the torso. The latter are based on fossil evidence from Diplodocus.

I consider this my most detailed drawing to date. There are literally hundreds of thousands, if not even million dots creating the image you see, and it's all hand made. It took me about 15 hours to finish this artwork.

Reference: Tschopp, E., O. Mateus. 2012. The skull and neck of a new flagellicaudatan sauropod from the Morrison Formation and its implication for the evolution and ontogeny of diplodocid dinosaurs.- Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 1-36.

David Bonadonna's illustration was not used as reference in any form.

Skeletal reconstructions of Diplodocus,Barosaurus and Apatosaurus by Scott Hartman :iconshartman: were used as references for the reconstruction of the body of Kaatedocus.

Medium: Ink (+ digital editing on Photoshop).
Done: 2012.
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Gamejumped's avatar
the tail look like a noooooodle Noodle- Eat Me ... its good btw
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Yep, I'm so watching!
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It is very FANTASTIC , GREAT and GOOD!!!Nod Clap 
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THIS...is TERRIBLE! What a gorgeous drawing! I'm jealous! Wonderful piece!
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You are quite welcome!
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Your patience is impressive. Those 15 hours payed off well, as this has come off as quite a great looking portrayal. :thumbsup:
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Either my patience is impressive, or I'm plain and simple insane. This, and having nothing better to do have led to most of my artworks. :lol:

Thanks! :)
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Very good drawing. :nod:
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abekowalski's avatar
Always great to see another great Dinosaur from T-PEKC! *adds to faves along with the many others of T-PEKC's in there
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its a beautiful drawing
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pilsator's avatar
great drawing man, happy new year!
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Thank you man! Happy new year to you too! :)
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Awesome drawing! And happy new year.:)
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Thank you! Happy new year to you too! :)
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