A collage of various extinct animals that I’ve illustrated on this page.
An Infernocyon, a nocturnal predator of small animals from the planet Snaiad, my world-building and speculative zoology project. I’m proud to announce that access to Snaiad has been restored, after a hiatus of 4 years.
The “bull-horned” ceratopsian Nasutuceratops supplements its diet with a dash of calcium - from an unfortunate turtle it found on a river bank.
A short-tailed form of the popular sail-backed repto-mammal Dimetrodon.
A popular motif in classical mythology is that of Zeus turning into a swan and raping a maiden named Leda in a fit of lust. Here, I imagined the same scenario with the closest animal there was to a “giant swan,” a flying reptile known as Zhejiangopterus. The impossible union has unfortunately resulted in the monster piercing the maiden through the heart.
A recently published photo of its skull suggests that the enigmatic “giant claw” dinosaur Deinocheirus mirificus had a face that roughly looked like this. Wow.
A lot of people have designed hypothetical intelligent dinosaurs before, but the Brontosapiens is unique in descending from the gigantic, ponderous sauropod lineage. Behold the race of armoured, intelligent plant eaters with sound-amplifying air sacs and a penchant for smoking pipes.
A female demon with a sting-like ovipositor lies in wait for victims to impregnate. Her children are exact clones, and drop out of massive tumors that grow in the place where her victims were stung. Inspired by parasitic wasps and the recent news of insects in which the female possesses a penis instead of a vagina.
A bull Diplodocus briefly walks on two legs while on a beachside excursion, as his kind often does.
Imagine a knock at your motel room door at the dead of the night. The Visitor is standing there to take you, accompanied by a buzzing noise like a million metallic bees.
For All Yesterdays, John Conway had illustrated a vulture reconstructed with a bat-like flying membrane instead of feathers. Here, I take the opposite stance by whimsically dressing out a pterosaur with bird-like feathers instead of wing membranes. Perhaps future palaeontologists may make the same mistake.
Conventional wisdom has it that all non-bird dinosaurs got extinct at the end of the Cretaceous period. But what if some had held on for a few more million years? Here, a Palaeocene mammal named Pantolambda encounters a late-surviving descendant of Velociraptor or Deinonychus-like dinosaurs.
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Various species of Ceratosaurus in scale with a human being. From the right to left, C. dentisculatus, C. nasicornis, C. magnicornis, juvenile specimen.
The newly-discovered polar dinosaur Nanuqsaurus, from fossil deposits in Alaska, seen here in scale with a modern-day Inuit girl. Nanuqsaurus was a small-sized relative of the famous Tyrannosaurus rex.
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Two lanky Moganopterus pterosaurs take a stroll on the beach. Moganopterus was one of the larest toothed flying reptiles to have evolved.Buy a print of this work at Zazzle.com
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