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Tuojiangosaurus multispinus

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Reconstruction of the Chinese stegosaur Tuojiangosaurus multispinus. Here the animal is depicted ingesting rock fragments. Many archosaurs, including most dinosaurs (extant or extinct), have gastric mill in which ingested rock fragments (gastroliths) help in the process of grinding food.

I started to draw this artwork about two months, but due to me working on a couple of commissioned projects, I only recently got the chance to finish it.

Medium: Pencils (2B and 5B)
Done: 2013

Reference: Scott Hartman's :iconscotthartman: skeletal drawing of Tuojiangosaurus multispinus [link].
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Oh, come on... just amazing!
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Stripes are always cool! :#1:
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So Tuojiangosaurus did actually have shoulder spikes? Every source tells me something different... I thought the most up to date restoration was spike-less.
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Scott Hartman's version has shoulder spike, and being my leading reference I just followed his reconstruction.
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Nice! Sexy camo pattern on the most classic of "conventional" stegosaurs. Not sure if it could swallow such big rocks though. Even giant sauropod gastroliths are pretty small, in Seismosaurus they were no bigger than 3 inches wide.
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Thank you Nima!

Well, there is no other explanation then that it is one suicidal stegosaur with intentions to choke to death.
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Man, I'm really loving this new series of stegosaurs. You manage to make them look so interesting and unique looking. Keep up the good work!
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Thank you very much for the compliments man! :)

Will do. Please keep following the series, there is a lot more to come.
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