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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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WhIppIng-b0y Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
It's adorable :)
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coherentsheaf Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist
Great!
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T-PEKC Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
Thank you!
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gdog00 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
omg, it's a deformed stegosaurus senops.
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T-PEKC Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
Or normal Hesperosaurus mjosi? :hmm:
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gdog00 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
thats what I think Hesperosaurus is, a deformed stegosaurus.
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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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gdog00 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
only one specimen, found in same area as stego specimens.
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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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