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Pantydraco caducus

Pantydraco lived during the Late Triassic Period and perhaps Early Jurassic in what is now the United Kingdom. Pantydraco was a genus of basal sauropodomorph dinosaur and was originally believed to be a juvenile Thecodontosaurus and described from a partial skeleton including a skull in 2003. However, further analysis led to the conclusion and discovery that Pantydraco warranted its own separate genus after a paper was published in 2007.

The diet of Pantydraco would have most likely been herbivorous but there is debate whether Pantydraco would have been an omnivore. It would have walked bipedally. Only one valid species ofPantydraco is recognised; caducus. The name Pantydraco comes from Pantyffynnon, a small village in Southern Wales where the specimen was discovered in a quarry.
Tamura, Nobu. "Pantydraco Caducus." Pantydraco Caducus - Palaeocritti - a Guide to Prehistoric Animals. Palaeocritti, n.d. Web. 05 Apr. 2015. <….

This is part of a personal effort and project I have put forth for myself. I aim to draw scientifically accurate diagrams of Dinosaurs and pre-dinosaurs (Pelycosaurs, Archosaurs, Therapsids, etc.) that either have no good-quality, publically avaliable art that can be found on the internet. My intentions are that this art, along with all the others that I may upload, are completely free to use and modify or include in writing or papers.

For this particular piece, I referenced skeletal drawings created by Galton, Yates, and Kermack, 2007. Image can be found here:…
I also used Qilongs "shrinkwrapping" diagram for reference, found here: Whether Shrinkwrapping
I have included no feathers or feather-like down on this recreation as I could not find any evidence that this particular animal had them. However, this image may be modified to include them if the user sees fit (see below).

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Image details
Image size
1300x491px 169.23 KB
Nexus 4
Shutter Speed
1/40 second
Focal Length
5 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Apr 4, 2015, 11:22:09 PM
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Foamblanket's avatar
This looks amazing! The shading style is perfect! It really makes it look so real :O
whitefoxdesigns's avatar
Awesome! Such realism :D
Panoptos's avatar
But wow dude this looks great! I love the scales and skin details you've put in, you can really see where and how the skin stretches over the muscles!
Would definitely love to see more of this dino project of yours!
Timcreo's avatar
Wow! Nice job!
TrefRex's avatar
I did this dinosaur in honor of the Welsh holiday, Saint. David's Day, because this dinosaur is found in Wales! :)