Yutyrannus is a genus of tyrannosauroid dinosaurs which contains a single species, Yutyrannus huali. This species lived during the early Cretaceous period in what is now northeastern China.
What better way to break out of artist’s block (for now) than with a newly described microraptorine?
Here we have Changyuraptor in all it’s stupidly-long-tail-feathered glory.
Time for another old drawing of mine: this time Therizinosaurus, here with its panda-like pattern.
Therizinosaurus ( /θɛˌrɪzɨnɵˈsɔrəs/; ‘scythe lizard’, from the Greek therizo meaning ‘to reap’ or ‘to cut off’ and sauros meaning ‘lizard’) is a genus of very large theropod dinosaur. Therizinosaurus lived in the late Cretaceous Period (late Campanian-early Maastrichtian stages, around 70 million years ago), and was one of the last and largest representatives of its unique group, the Therizinosauria. Its fossils were first discovered in Mongolia and they were originally thought to belong to a turtle-like reptile (hence the species name, T. cheloniformis — “turtle-formed”). It is known only from a few bones, including gigantic hand claws, from which it gets its name.
Schyte Lizard, 2012.
Coloured with Tria Markers. Based on ostrich and giant panda.
References: Scott Hartman, Greg Paul, Jaime A. Headden
Carcharodontosaurus is a genus of carnivorous carcharodontosaurid dinosaurs that existed between 100 and 93 million years ago, during the late Albian to early Cenomanian stages of the mid-Cretaceous Period.
An ‘old’ (2012) depiction of the famous Terrible Claw, Deinonychus. It has its flaws but, like for my illustration of Thalassodromeus, I’m not ashamed for how it turned out.
Deinonychus was a genus of carnivorous dromaeosaurid dinosaur. There is one described species, Deinonychus antirrhopus. This 3.4 meter (11 ft) long dinosaur lived during the early Cretaceous Period, about 115–108 million years ago (from the mid-Aptian to early Albian stages). Paleontologist John Ostrom's study of Deinonychus in the late 1960s revolutionized the way scientists thought about dinosaurs, leading to the “dinosaur renaissance” and igniting the debate on whether dinosaurs were warm-blooded or cold blooded. Before this, the popular conception of dinosaurs had been one of plodding, reptilian giants. Deinonychus remains have been found closely associated with those of the ornithopod Tenontosaurus. Teeth discovered associated with Tenontosaurus specimens imply it was hunted or at least scavenged upon by Deinonychus.
Terrible Claw, 2012.
Coloured with Tria Markers. Based on ostrich, golden eagle and Anchiornis's pattern.
References: Scott Hartman, G.S. Paul
Dsungaripterus weii, a neoazhdarchian pterosaur characterized by its upturned beak. It is known from Lower Cretaceous deposits of the Junggar Basin, western China, and bears distinction as the type species of Dsungaripteridae. Pictured here by the inimitable Mark Witton.