Every year, around New Year's Eve, I post here on DeviantArt a special wishlist. A wishlist where I depict some of the new species I want to see the year after. Very simple drawings, partly comic book-like (ok, more than usual), just to see if they come true. This time is no exception. The main difference is that I've been invited to the interesting Hell Creek's Collaborative Calendar (go on and take a look: [link]
) and, since the deadline is for the 1st of December, I have to submit the entry earlier. No big deal, right?
Last year I wasn't very lucky: the only animal vaguely similar to one of my list was Eoabelisaurus. And, as I said, it's VAGUELY similar. So, my dear Santa Claws, What I Want For 2013?
The omnipresent feathered sauropod and flightless pterosaur, a gorgonopsian with unambiguos evidence of fur, a little new pachycephalosaurid with clear Psittacosaurus-like quills, a Concavenator-like sailed ornithopod, a new dilophosaurid, a giant scansoriopterygid, a long-necked and vaguely sauropod-mimic iguanodontian and a Torvosaurus-sized herbivorous megalosauroid (friendly called "Dumbface-osaurus"). Oh, and the first little guy is a nectar-eating alvarezsaurid. This one makes me think a lot.
Ah, sweet dreams are made of this...
On my blog too: [link]
Skeletal references: Scott hartman, Ville Sinkkonen, Marco Auditore, John Conway, Greg S. Paul + random Inostrancevia skeletal.
Ps: I know, "Dumbface-osaurus" and the dilophosaurid are feathered. Read this: [link]