Herr_4

Herrerasaurus ischigualastensis: Slide -1 2 3 4

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This reconstruction was created to illustrate the Sculpture section of a collaborative Japanese/American paleoart book, “Life Restorations of Dinosaurs” (2008).  I used an understructure based upon the well-preserved holotype skull, PVSJ 407. An alert, inquisitive appearance is suggested by the pose, with speculative soft tissues based upon extant reptilian and avian references, and a coloration scheme inspired by the Komodo dragon.