Thursday, June 17, 2010

For Your Consideration: Diabloceratops

I may not be Lukas Panzarin, but I think I got the gist of it. Sketched in about a twenty-minute period at an excellent local Himalayan restaurant. Scott may produce a sketch of Achelousaurus later, as I was coaching him through it. Here's hoping my copy of "New Perspectives on the Horned Dinosaurs" arrives by the weekend.*

*Pipe dream, I know.


davidmaas said...

Looks good! Would you explain what the moth edge is? Looks like plates that might be beak-like or teeth / lips.

Peter Bond said...

Excellent Zack! I am curious about what would be covering the parietal hole in the frill? Skin, muscle, both?

Zach said...

No plates, Dave. That's essentially the cheek--an enlarged version of the skin fold that you can clearly see on the Jurassic Park T.rex.

And Peter, I've wondered about that myself. Probably both, although not jaw-closing muscles. Those were restricted to the lower region of the frill, and didn't move onto the fenestrae.