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Tuojiangosaurus multispinus by T-PEKC Tuojiangosaurus multispinus by T-PEKC
Reconstruction of the Chinese stegosaur Tuojiangosaurus multispinus. Here the animal is depicted ingesting rock fragments. Many archosaurs, including most dinosaurs (extant or extinct), have gastric mill in which ingested rock fragments (gastroliths) help in the process of grinding food.

I started to draw this artwork about two months, but due to me working on a couple of commissioned projects, I only recently got the chance to finish it.

Medium: Pencils (2B and 5B)
Done: 2013

Reference: Scott Hartman's :iconscotthartman: skeletal drawing of Tuojiangosaurus multispinus [link].
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:iconkreepingspawn:
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The stripes!  :icondummylaplz:
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T-PEKC Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
Stripes are always cool! :#1:
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:iconkreepingspawn:
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Agreed!  :D
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:icondurbed:
Durbed Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
So Tuojiangosaurus did actually have shoulder spikes? Every source tells me something different... I thought the most up to date restoration was spike-less.
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T-PEKC Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
Scott Hartman's version has shoulder spike, and being my leading reference I just followed his reconstruction.
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smartpulchra Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
astounding
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:icont-pekc:
T-PEKC Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
Thanks!
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Paleo-King Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice! Sexy camo pattern on the most classic of "conventional" stegosaurs. Not sure if it could swallow such big rocks though. Even giant sauropod gastroliths are pretty small, in Seismosaurus they were no bigger than 3 inches wide.
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T-PEKC Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
Thank you Nima!

Well, there is no other explanation then that it is one suicidal stegosaur with intentions to choke to death.
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Paleo-reptiles Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
really beautiful!
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