Panguraptor lufengensis is a new genus of coelophysid from the Lufeng Formation of China - you know, Lufengosaurus and all? Interestingly, it’s the first coelophysid from Asia - Coelophysis and Megapnosaurus are from North America and Africa. The paper doesn’t explicitly state why that could be, but phylogenetic analysis recovers it as a sister to the Coelophysis and Camposaurus clade. 
Did I mention that Panguraptor has really weird anatomy? All of the proportions here are roughly the same as the table of measurements.
Panguraptor is also named after Pangu - the Chinese creator deity, in a sense.
As far as I know, this is the first full-body reconstruction of Panguraptor on the internet. As the holotype, while mostly complete, still lacks a tail, an arm, and a leg, the remainder was based off of Coelophysis bauri. In terms of design, credit goes to raptorcivilization for a bad pun. A reeeeaaaalllllly bad pun.

Panguraptor lufengensis is a new genus of coelophysid from the Lufeng Formation of China - you know, Lufengosaurus and all? Interestingly, it’s the first coelophysid from Asia - Coelophysis and Megapnosaurus are from North America and Africa. The paper doesn’t explicitly state why that could be, but phylogenetic analysis recovers it as a sister to the Coelophysis and Camposaurus clade. 

Did I mention that Panguraptor has really weird anatomy? All of the proportions here are roughly the same as the table of measurements.

Panguraptor is also named after Pangu - the Chinese creator deity, in a sense.

As far as I know, this is the first full-body reconstruction of Panguraptor on the internet. As the holotype, while mostly complete, still lacks a tail, an arm, and a leg, the remainder was based off of Coelophysis bauri. In terms of design, credit goes to raptorcivilization for a bad pun. reeeeaaaalllllly bad pun.

lythronax-argestes-the-gore-king:

There is a trend in palaeoart called shrink-wrapping. It’s where you reconstruct an animal from its skeleton with minimal muscle and fat. Recently, the All Yesterdays movement has been started in order to counteract all our deep-rooted palaeontography tropes, and, well, in the spirit of All Yesterdays, let’s see if you can guess what this is. It should be, er, not that hard to guess.

gimontigkaiju, thewoodparable, and wherehipposdrome have all guessed correctly. This is a domestic pig, Sus scrofa domesticus. In particular, a fetal pig. The teeth are slightly off because they haven’t fully developed yet.

lythronax-argestes-the-gore-king:

There is a trend in palaeoart called shrink-wrapping. It’s where you reconstruct an animal from its skeleton with minimal muscle and fat. Recently, the All Yesterdays movement has been started in order to counteract all our deep-rooted palaeontography tropes, and, well, in the spirit of All Yesterdays, let’s see if you can guess what this is. It should be, er, not that hard to guess.

gimontigkaiju, thewoodparable, and wherehipposdrome have all guessed correctly. This is a domestic pig, Sus scrofa domesticus. In particular, a fetal pig. The teeth are slightly off because they haven’t fully developed yet.

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rainfrogs:

lythronax-argestes-the-gore-king:

There is a trend in palaeoart called shrink-wrapping. It’s where you reconstruct an animal from its skeleton with minimal muscle and fat. Recently, the All Yesterdays movement has been started in order to counteract all our deep-rooted palaeontography tropes, and, well, in the spirit of All Yesterdays, let’s see if you can guess what this is. It should be, er, not that hard to guess.

IS IT A SHEEP?

Wrong suborder, but I can see where you’re coming from.

rainfrogs:

lythronax-argestes-the-gore-king:

There is a trend in palaeoart called shrink-wrapping. It’s where you reconstruct an animal from its skeleton with minimal muscle and fat. Recently, the All Yesterdays movement has been started in order to counteract all our deep-rooted palaeontography tropes, and, well, in the spirit of All Yesterdays, let’s see if you can guess what this is. It should be, er, not that hard to guess.

IS IT A SHEEP?

Wrong suborder, but I can see where you’re coming from.

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There is a trend in palaeoart called shrink-wrapping. It’s where you reconstruct an animal from its skeleton with minimal muscle and fat. Recently, the All Yesterdays movement has been started in order to counteract all our deep-rooted palaeontography tropes, and, well, in the spirit of All Yesterdays, let’s see if you can guess what this is. It should be, er, not that hard to guess.

There is a trend in palaeoart called shrink-wrapping. It’s where you reconstruct an animal from its skeleton with minimal muscle and fat. Recently, the All Yesterdays movement has been started in order to counteract all our deep-rooted palaeontography tropes, and, well, in the spirit of All Yesterdays, let’s see if you can guess what this is. It should be, er, not that hard to guess.

Uh… yeah… I don’t know what I was trying to do with this.

lythronax-argestes-the-gore-king:

Tachiraptor admirabilis is a basal near-averostran sauropod from the La Quinta formation of Venezuela. La Quinta, sounds familiar, right? Yep, Laquintasaura is not safe. You can also see the poor little ornithopods in the image above.

The remains, which consist of a tibia and partial pelvis, were briefly described in the Laquintasaura paper. This is the full description.

Tachiraptor has a number of interesting implications for the evolution of theropods. Averostra - consisting of the majority of post-Triassic theropods - have very obscure origins, with very few definite specimens from the Upper Jurassic.Tachiraptor is a major factor in clearing up the course of the evolution of theropods - the existence of Tachiraptor within the dilophosaurid-like group of theropods implies that averostrans did indeed have its origins during this time and at this place. It also provides some insight into how a ‘ghost lineage’, or implied evolutionary path, of averostran theropods, might have survived over the course of the Jurassic to develop into the famous allosaurs, tyrannosaurs, and maniraptorans that we all love.

The PalaeoFellows, as usual, have come up with a design, albeit slightly late. Since not much of Tachiraptor is known, here it’s a hybrid of Cryolophosaurus and Sinosaurus (formerly Dilophosaurus sinensis) with a speculative crest. Crestless Tachiraptor chasing Laquintasaura up to by Maurilio Oliveira, if I’m right.

Full paper here.

Tachiraptor now has a reconstruction!

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lythronax-argestes-the-gore-king:

Tachiraptor admirabilis is a basal near-averostran sauropod from the La Quinta formation of Venezuela. La Quinta, sounds familiar, right? Yep, Laquintasaura is not safe. You can also see the poor little ornithopods in the image above.
The remains, which consist of a tibia and partial pelvis, were briefly described in the Laquintasaura paper. This is the full description.
Tachiraptor has a number of interesting implications for the evolution of theropods. Averostra - consisting of the majority of post-Triassic theropods - have very obscure origins, with very few definite specimens from the Upper Jurassic.Tachiraptor is a major factor in clearing up the course of the evolution of theropods - the existence of Tachiraptor within the dilophosaurid-like group of theropods implies that averostrans did indeed have its origins during this time and at this place. It also provides some insight into how a ‘ghost lineage’, or implied evolutionary path, of averostran theropods, might have survived over the course of the Jurassic to develop into the famous allosaurs, tyrannosaurs, and maniraptorans that we all love.

Full paper here.

Reminder that there is a new theropod from Venezuela with interesting implications for averostran evolution!

lythronax-argestes-the-gore-king:

Tachiraptor admirabilis is a basal near-averostran sauropod from the La Quinta formation of Venezuela. La Quinta, sounds familiar, right? Yep, Laquintasaura is not safe. You can also see the poor little ornithopods in the image above.

The remains, which consist of a tibia and partial pelvis, were briefly described in the Laquintasaura paper. This is the full description.

Tachiraptor has a number of interesting implications for the evolution of theropods. Averostra - consisting of the majority of post-Triassic theropods - have very obscure origins, with very few definite specimens from the Upper Jurassic.Tachiraptor is a major factor in clearing up the course of the evolution of theropods - the existence of Tachiraptor within the dilophosaurid-like group of theropods implies that averostrans did indeed have its origins during this time and at this place. It also provides some insight into how a ‘ghost lineage’, or implied evolutionary path, of averostran theropods, might have survived over the course of the Jurassic to develop into the famous allosaurs, tyrannosaurs, and maniraptorans that we all love.

Full paper here.

Reminder that there is a new theropod from Venezuela with interesting implications for averostran evolution!

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Something to start this blog off…

lythronax-argestes-the-gore-king:

A few anons mentioned a tetzoo /Frozen crossover on tetzootime , so I made a fanfic and probably had to post this sooner or later.

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In the beginning, in the beginning of this blog, I posted this post. It was the only thing I wanted to do with this blog. Spurt random fanfiction.

But, over the past four months, a lot of stuff has happened. This blog has changed dramatically. It’s all thanks to people like you, dear reader, that this blog has become what it is today - a celebration of palaeontology, science, and, of course, the dinosaur Lythronax argestes.

I have this entire fanfic plotted out. I know where I’m going with it; I have for a long time. Eventually, I am going to write this, and post it up here. Someday. Soon, I may be back, I may feel the need to start this blog up again.

It probably won’t lay in the dust that much. I’ll polish it every now and then with an announcement or two. But, in the meantime, I hope this hiatus works out for all of us.

Here’s to a wonderful past summer, and here’s to a future ahead of us. Never stop digging.

Signing off for now.

- The person behind lythronax-argestes-the-gore-king

I figured it was time to make the announcement.

I am going on semi-hiatus, once again.

Most of you will probably remember that time in late August where I felt like I needed to take a break from Tumblr.

Now, I don’t quite want just a break. I want to divert my time and energy to focus on my schoolwork. On PalaeoVerse. On more important things that take up less time. And I realize that many of you are probably busy too. That’s why I’ve elected for a semi-hiatus, so that I can post the occasional post without severely disturbing people.

In my last post I hinted at a message. A message contained in the first letter of each of the Swansong Series posts. If you read it, I have one last thing to tell you.