Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Albertaceratops nesmoi MK II

Albertaceratops nesmoi MK II! It looks a lot better than my previous one, which is way too embarassing to link to now... You may have noticed but I am having fun with all these ceratopsians. It seems like I'm stuck in a ceratopsian phase right now...

I can't really comment much on Albertaceratops other than what's already been covered elsewhere. I don't think there's really anything done with this dinosaur other than the original description. But then again, what is there to do with a dinosaur known from a single skull and some fragments? Ah - someone should do functional morphology, like FEA - provided they have access to a huge scanner, that is... Not just in Albertaceratops but someone should look into stress distribution patterns in ceratopsian crania using FEA. Better yet, someone should look at pachycephalosaurs...

Anyway, I think it's the new paper but the pencil just came out too dark...and it started getting smudged so I couldn't really add any more to this. I am not liking this new paper at all...

5 comments:

Zach said...

Damn interweb won't let me read about Albertaceratops without plunking down like $25. If you have the paper, could you send it my way?

On the other hand, you're right, I've seen pictures of the skull, and it's pretty fragmentary. I'm actually MORE interested (as you've probably gathered) in Kirkland's "Octoceratops," which I'm beginning to think will never see the light of publication.

I'd like to see your take on Alaska's favorite centrosaurine, brother: Pachyrhinosaurus canadensis (Traumador would like it too, I think), perhaps?

Traumador said...

Zach you're very right. I've always had a soft spot for Pachyrhinos.

Though this Albertaceratops drawing is awesome, and the want for a Pachyrhino is not a commetary on this drawing Manabu.

All me and Zach are of course getting at is the more the better ;p

Prehistoric Insanity said...

Being inspired by the recent wave of ceratopsian stuff over here I took a look through my Tyrrell photos and came up with a couple shots of the Pipestone Creek Pachyrhinos.

I've put them up at my blog:

http://weaponofmassimagination.blogspot.com/2008/06/palaeo-sneak-peek-just-not-as-complete.html

Sadly I only have one good shot with multiple specimens in it. The pachy age series was packed away and all over the place when I had a mere 30 minutes access to the Tyrrell's collection, and of course wanting pictures of a LOT of other things I only managed to track down the jaws (around minute 28/30 as I recall!).

Anyways loving the drawings their sweet!

I'm checking with Darren Tanke if he can get me anymore pics or info on the Pipestone Creek material.

Mambo-Bob said...

Thanks guys:)

I will have to scrounge up some references for Pachyrhinosaurus, that should be my next ceratopsian!

Peter Bond said...

Wow, I've been finding your blog through Traumador's and I have to say wow! Your dinosaur pencil drawings are very good and I look forward to seeing more!