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A group for the non-stock Mesozoic fauna. The more obscure wonders of the era. From dinosaurs smaller than Compsognathus, to whale-sized supersauropods. Stock animals, especially Tyrannosaurus rex, receive way too much attention.


Pretty simple. Non-stock Mesozoic creatures only. No stock animals. Scientific accuracy is a must - you need to actually depict the creature you are supposed to be depicting. No JP fanart or something like that.

List of stock Mesozoic animals (animals not allowed in this group):

Tyrannosaurus rex - the most popular, overrated, and overused theropod, dinosaur, and prehistoric animal ever. Often depicted inaccurately, with some depictions bearing virtually no resemblance to the actual animal. This theropod doesn't have a place in the group galleries. Other tyrannosauroids are allowed, though.

Brontosaurus - the classic sauropod.

Triceratops - the classic ceratopsian.

Stegosaurus - the classic plated dinosaur.

"Raptors" - Deinonychus and/or Velociraptor, usually called Velociraptor and looking like the dromaeosaurids in Jurassic Park, which are hopelessly inaccurate. Other dromaeosaurids are allowed.

Spinosaurus - made famous by one of the Jurassic Park sequels, and qualified as the dinosaur even more badass than T. rex. Often depicted inaccurately, due to Jurassic Park's portrayal.

Dilophosaurus - Often depicted by the public as an improbably frilled, venom-spitting dinosaur, another Spielberg's invention.

Allosaurus - The classic tyrannosaur-substitute. Especially useful if it's necessary to have a dinosaur that lived in the Jurassic as opposed to the Cretaceous.

Archaeopteryx - commonly known as "the first bird".

Gallimimus - the classic ornithomimid, featured in Jurassic Park.

Diplodocus - the classic skinnier brontosaur-substitute.

Giraffatitan - the classic brachiosaur, often mistaken for Brachiosaurus. The actual Brachiosaurus is allowed, though, since it's pretty overshadowed by Giraffatitan and isn't actually known to most of the general public.

Ankylosaurus - good luck if you'll ever find it correctly-shaped.

Styracosaurus - the classic Triceratops substitute.

Parasaurolophus - rarely named but often shown, usually just called "the crested dinosaur".

Iguanodon - the longest-standing dinosaur in popular culture, as it was one of the very first non-avian dinosaurs to be discovered by science itself.

Argentinosaurus - Known by the general public as the "Largest Dinosaur Ever".

Carnotaurus - Popularised by Disney's Dinosaur, where it is depicted as a huge theropod even larger than the likes of Tyrannosaurus and Giganotosaurus.

Giganotosaurus - Usually erroneously depicted as living alongside Argentinosaurus.

Pteranodon & Rhamphorhynchus - often mixed together in one single animal, the "pterodactyl".

Elasmosaurus - in older media, also Plesiosaurus.

Liopleurodon - Often thought of as an enormous blue whale-sized creature, due to the giant pliosaur from Walking With Dinosaurs.

Keywords: obscure forgotten mesozoic wonders dinosaurs pterosaurs ichthyosaurs plesiosaurs sauropsids palaeo paleo prehistoric prehistory fauna accurate paleoart palaeoart palaeontography
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Please check the temporal range of the animal you're submitting. This is for non-stock Mesozoic fauna, not Cenozoic or Palaeozoic ones.

If you want to submit Palaeozoic fauna, try this one instead:
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Olmagon Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2020
So I was wondering if my drawing has both obscure fauna and Spinosaurus,which receives much attention, would it still go here?
Hoatziraptor Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2019
thank you for accepting me in the group!
Charlott-A Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Could I perhaps be removed from contributors to members please- I still want to be a group member, just not an admin?
SpinoInWonderland Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2019
There should be no need as the group doesn't have any Contributors here, I just checked.
Charlott-A Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah okay, thx
IrritatorRaji Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Does Velociraptor Osmolskae count a 'stock dinosaur'? The Velociraptor usually seen all over the place is Mongoliensis.
FieryCarnotaurus Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Does Baryonyx count as a stock dinosaur now that it's going to be in a movie?
SpinoInWonderland Featured By Owner May 8, 2018
It already was in Ice Age 3, but being in one movie isn't automatically going to make you a stock dinosaur.

JP2 didn't launch mamenchisaurs into popularity despite featuring them (albeit they depicted them looking more like Supersaurus). It depends on how famous it's going to be to the general public.
FieryCarnotaurus Featured By Owner May 8, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah okay. I haven't seen any mentions so I decided to ask. Thanks for the reply!
Diantimony Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2017  Professional General Artist
Hey everyone, I'm offering some paleoart commissions!
Here's my info:
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And a few examples of my work:
Brontothere by Diantimony   Ceratosaurus by Diantimony   Maisaurus Commission by Diantimony   Spinosaurus by Diantimony  
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