Saturday, November 6, 2010

Pink Dinosaur #216

Pink Dromornis by David Tana

25 – Dromornis stirtoni – the dromornithid birds (sometimes called Mihirungs) lived in Australia from the Late Miocene – Early Pliocene (~ 15 mya – 30,000 years ago).  Although they may look like other large flightless birds (emus, moas, rheas, etc.) they are more closely related to ducks, geese, and swans. The reference for this restoration is a reconstructed skeleton on display at the Museum of Central Australia. Pen and color pencil on paper.

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1 comment:

Dinorider d'Andoandor said...

Darren Naish called this birdie the "demon duck of doom"! lololol