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Gronausaurus by Hyrotrioskjan Gronausaurus by Hyrotrioskjan
Sorry for my absence during the last days, I had to work for the next exhibition of our class, hold a lecture about the european garden and work on this, a new plesiosaur from the early cretaceous of germany. The fossil laid untouched in a drawer for more than 100 years until the plesiosaur spcialist Oliver Hampe take a closer look at the specimen. He found some automorphies which enable him to create the new species Gronausaurus wegneri (named after the city where it was found, Gronau, and the paleontologist who dig it out, Thomas Wegner).
Because I know the curator of the paleontological collection of the Geomuseum Münster (Hi Markus) where the fossil slept the last years I was able to get a few additional informations about the animal. He was also kinf enough to send my first try to Dr. Hampe so both could gave me advices to make it better. I made a small model of the animal, mostly based on Brancasaurus, the sister taxon (pics soon in the scraps folder). Than I made some photos of the model from different angles and begin finally to draw. Well, here is the result. I must say that I'm not a specialist for plesiosaurs and a few features will maybe change later but it's te first time I used a maquette to get a better picture of my subject of interest and from this side I'm very satisfied.

Edit: Beside the plesiosaurs the lagerstätte is also known for a turtle a crocodile teeth, various sharks and many fishes, I illustrate the G. wegneri here together with a Hybodus, which was maybe the second top predator of the brackish enviroment where the animals died
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:iconrandomdinos:
randomdinos Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Grow NOW, saurus! :P
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
=D
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Traheripteryx Featured By Owner Edited Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Geniales Update! :D
Die Perspektive ist vor allem sehr gelungen!
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
Danke =D
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:icontraheripteryx:
Traheripteryx Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Keine Ursache! :)
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:iconyutyrannus:
Yutyrannus Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is an awesome picture, I love the colors!
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you =)
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:iconyutyrannus:
Yutyrannus Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :)
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:iconyemayema:
YemaYema Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
Awesome job!
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you :bow:
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Gogosardina Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I read the Paläontologische Zeitschrift paper just yesterday, searched deviantart to see if anyone has done a life reconstruction of Gronausaurus and... woohoo!
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wow, thank you very much :lol:
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:iconteratophoneus:
Teratophoneus Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
schönes tier, die farbgebung ist wiedermal sehr überzeugend :)
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Danke =D
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:iconherofan135:
herofan135 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks amazing, so cool. ^^
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you :lol:
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:iconsmnt2000:
Smnt2000 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Magnificent as always ;)
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Many thanks :bow:
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:iconpaleo-reptiles:
Paleo-reptiles Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
lovely :)
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks =)
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:iconlamastok:
Lamastok Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
It reminds me of a leopard seal. I like it
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
That's no accident ;)
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:iconrodlox:
Rodlox Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
welcome back. (and no need to apologize)

a fine plesiosaur. and one of the better hybodonts I've ever seen.
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you :lol:
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:iconvasix:
vasix Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks like a leopard seal in its coloration :) I like it
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks a lot :bow:
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:iconvasix:
vasix Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you know, you could even do a series on the Jurassic marine life of Germany one day, the Holzmaden and the Solnhofen lagerstaTTE
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
I know, and that's actually something what I wanna do. Especially the Solnhofen flora is on my to-do-list for years :nod:
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:iconvasix:
vasix Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay!! :D
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Sir-Conor Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very great love the colours good to see you doing more prehistoric animals.
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you =)
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:iconmaxterandkiwiking:
MaxterandKiwiKing Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You don't have to apologize. If it was important, it was important.
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks =)
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:iconredpanda7:
RedPanda7 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
Don't apologise about absence, we understand if there's something important you have to do
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you :hug:
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RedPanda7 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
No problem :3
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:iconagathaumas:
Agathaumas Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
Fantastico!
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Many thanks :lol:
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DinoBirdMan Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Student Artist
These are the best!
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks =D
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:icondinobirdman:
DinoBirdMan Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Student Artist
You're welcome!;)
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:iconpachyornis:
Pachyornis Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist
Hervorragend! ;)
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Danke dir =D
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Dragonthunders Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
wonderful :)
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks =)
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Martiitram Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
Good to see you're back!Nice drawing :D
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you :hug:
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:iconiltassista:
ilTassista Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wonderfully drawn, as usual
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks :bow:
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Good to see some more prehistoric action from you!
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