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Hesperosaurus mjosi by T-PEKC Hesperosaurus mjosi by T-PEKC
The stegosaurid Hesperosaurus mjosi is enjoying the life in the Late Jurassic, while taking a mud bath on the bank of a swampy pond.

Medium: Pencil (2B and 5B)
Done: 2013
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:iconwhipping-b0y:
WhIppIng-b0y Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
It's adorable :)
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:iconcoherentsheaf:
coherentsheaf Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist
Great!
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:icont-pekc:
T-PEKC Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
Thank you!
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:icongdog00:
gdog00 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
omg, it's a deformed stegosaurus senops.
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:icont-pekc:
T-PEKC Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
Or normal Hesperosaurus mjosi? :hmm:
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:icongdog00:
gdog00 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
thats what I think Hesperosaurus is, a deformed stegosaurus.
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:icont-pekc:
T-PEKC Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
Any particular reason for this thinking, or scientific publication to back up your view with?
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:icongdog00:
gdog00 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
only one specimen, found in same area as stego specimens.
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:icont-pekc:
T-PEKC Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
It may be the same area, but it appears that Hesperosaurus mjosi specimen comes from different level of the Morisson formation and appears to be older than the Stegosaurus specimens. Given the time difference it's unlikely that Hesperosaurus mjosi is the same species as Stegosaurus stenops, as you say. Some paleontologists sink Hesperosaurus into the genus Stegosaurus, but consider it different species than S. stenops - S. mjosi. Anyway, it seems that this is not the opinion held by most specialists, and the majority sees this specimen as separate genus. So, given the fact that I'm not an expert on stegosaurus, I'll go with the current consensus and present this animal as H. mjosi.
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:icongdog00:
gdog00 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
well, it's your opinion. It's good to agree to disagree anyway.
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:iconfafnirx:
Fafnirx Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
Nice work of plated dinosaur and footprints!
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:icont-pekc:
T-PEKC Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
Thanks!
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:iconlizerdspherex:
lizerdspherex Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
"Draw me like one of your French girls".~
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:icont-pekc:
T-PEKC Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
:lol:
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:iconemperordinobot:
EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
Beautiful work.
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:icont-pekc:
T-PEKC Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
Thank you!
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:iconguilmon182:
guilmon182 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And here's an adorable Hesperosaurus in JP!
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:icont-pekc:
T-PEKC Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
Hehe, JP indeed needs more adorable moments, as well more herbivores.
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:iconrajaharimau98:
RajaHarimau98 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Such a lovely pose and environment!
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:icont-pekc:
T-PEKC Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
Thank you!
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:iconneranella:
Neranella Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
Amazing drawing. :nod:
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:icont-pekc:
T-PEKC Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
Thanks!
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:iconneranella:
Neranella Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
:hug:
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:iconshinreddear:
ShinRedDear Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
Again, original pose and behaviour. Still, I wonder how it would go back on its feet. Yet, animals are far more
adaptable as we think. ;) I also like the details on the sand under the see. Really great one !
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:icont-pekc:
T-PEKC Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
Thank you very much! :)

I've wondered about the same thing, but I'm convinced they were capable of such actions somehow. It wouldn't make much sense for an animal to be unable to get on its feet.
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indigomagpie Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
...same way elephants do?

Um, how do elephants do it? I know they can.
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:icont-pekc:
T-PEKC Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
Probably, although dinosaurs had more rigid back, and it's logical to think that their movements were somewhat different.

Here's how elephants get up on their feet - [link].
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:icontarturus:
Tarturus Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks pretty nice and relaxing. ^^
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:icont-pekc:
T-PEKC Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
That was my intention behind this depiction.
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:icondabrandonsphere:
DaBrandonSphere Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like that you've given him some osteoderms on the flanks. Most artists draw their stegosaurs with smooth sides, yet your version seems more fitting for a thyreophoran dinosaur.
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T-PEKC Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
Yes, some osteoderms here and there wouldn't be so out of place given the phylogeny of these animals. I admit I should have been more consistent in giving my stegosaurs osteoderms though, because some of the taxa I've reconstructed lack them.

Anyway, the smooth sides are also acceptable for the moment, given the fossil evidence, or lack of such in some taxa.
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:icondinobirdman:
DinoBirdMan Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Student Artist
No wonder this stegosaur were taking mud bath as the rhinos did.

But its pretty awesome.:)
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:icont-pekc:
T-PEKC Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
Thanks!
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:icondinobirdman:
DinoBirdMan Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Student Artist
You're welcome!;)
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:iconslategray:
SlateGray Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks like he or she is having a grand old time. :) Very cute, and finely detailed.
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:icont-pekc:
T-PEKC Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
Yes, indeed.

Thank you! :)
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:iconagathaumas:
Agathaumas Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
Awesome. The dream of every paleoichnologist!
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:icont-pekc:
T-PEKC Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
Thanks!

Totally agree with you. It is a pity we never get fossils like that. Would make things much simpler, for us, the paleoartists.
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Orionide5 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
Wonderful scales and osteoderms! I also wish we could find an imprint of a dinosaur lying down, if only because we could have its entire scale texture. Then again we have stranger imprints, like the undersea Jurassic "ditches."
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:icont-pekc:
T-PEKC Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
Thank you!

Yeah, we need stegosaurian version of Dakota.
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wonderful drawing :clap:
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:icont-pekc:
T-PEKC Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
Thank you! :)
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