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Pegomastax africanus by T-PEKC Pegomastax africanus by T-PEKC
Reconstruction of the described last month heterodontosaurid Pegomastax africanus. It lived in South Africa, during the Early Jurassic epoch. The configuration and distribution of integumentary structures is speculative.

The holotype of this animal is a partialy preserved lower jaw. The rest of the animal was reconstructed as it follows: skull is based on that of it's close relative Manidens condorensis; body - after Tianyulong confuciusi and Heterodontosaurus tucki.

This is my second drawing for the ongoing collaborative project at Hell Creek's forum - [link] .

References:
Sereno, P. 2012. Taxonomy, morphology, masticatory function and phylogeny of heterodontosaurid dinosaurs.- ZooKeys, 226, 1-225.
Skeletal drawing of Tianyulong confuciusi by :icondinomaniac: - [link]
Skeletal drawing of Heterodontosaurus tucki by Gregory S. Paul.
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BigACC Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow this is absolutely amazing! The pegomastax is such an amazing creature don't you think? It's one of my two favorite dinosaurs the volosorapter and well you know.
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T-PEKC Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Thanks!:)

Every animal is amazing in its own way. As for the Pegomastax to me it's just another very fragmentary heterodontosaurid, though indeed it adds new information for the clade it belongs to. What you see in this drawing is more than 95% speculation. My Pegomastax is reconstructed after some of its close relatives, and even those relatives are known from very fragmentary remains.

BTW, it's Velociraptor, not "volosorapter".;)
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Cottonmom Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Excellent! We were just covering this funny looking dino in our newsletter this month!
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T-PEKC Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Thanks!

What's you newsletter about?
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ShadowoftheEast Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just fell in love for all your draws ! :) Your paleoart is just stunning ! I really love the scale detail , deep effect and feathers on this one , giving it a very realistic feeling .
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T-PEKC Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Thank you for the kind words on my art! :)
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful!=)
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T-PEKC Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Thanks! :)
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome! XD
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ForgottenDemigod Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It looks like some weird combination of a lizard, ugly dog and a giant rat :D .
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