Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Pink Dinosaur #54

Pink Dilophosaurus by David Tana

09 - Dilophosaurus wetherilli - a theropod from the Early Jurassic (~193 mya) and one of the earliest large bodied carnivores.  Easily identified by the two parallel crests running down the ventral surface of the skull, this dinosaur was made famous in the 1993 film, Jurassic Park, in which it is depicted as having a frill (like those seen on Chlamydosaurus), despite lack of fossil evidence for such a feature.  Skeletal reference for skull from specimen on display at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.  Pen, color pencil, and highlighter on paper.

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