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Tom Parker
Artist | Student | Varied
Australia
Known as Tomozaurus or Tomopteryx in online circles.

I am a biological science enthusiast with a particular interest in birds, crocodilians, evolution, phylogenetics and the reconstruction of extinct animals + ecosystems. I am currently studying Zoology and Animal Science aiming towards a future in animal research. On the side, I am a freelance scientific illustrator specializing in life reconstructions of stem-birds. I have a degree in Computer Science and have dabbled in game design in the past, focusing on level and environment design. I am a developer for the indie video game Saurian, reconstructing the ecosystem of Hell Creek and bringing it to life using Unity 3D. In my spare time I am also a devotee of Australian rules football and heavy metal music.
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Beaked Camarasaurus sketch by Tomozaurus
Beaked Camarasaurus sketch
"Features of the dentition of Camarasaurus sp. SMA 0002, as well as preserved soft tissue suggest the possible presence of a beak-like structure of gingival connective and keratinous tissue partially covering the tooth crowns which would have stabilized the dentition.Such a "beak" may have been widespread among sauropods." Wiersma & Sanders 2016.

I'd like to go on record as saying I don't think this hypothesis is well argued in the paper, but I couldn't help sketching it anyway.

Camarasaurus lentus
Pencil, 2016
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Sekley Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2016
I don't know if you've looked into it, but what exactly is the status of the Nedoceratops specimen? Is it firmly it's own genus? A new species in a preoccupied genus? An unusual T. horridus, T. latus, or T. prorsus?
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GrimDreamArt Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for faving my "Tavern" Tom :)
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Tomozaurus Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2016  Student General Artist
You're quite welcome, it is a great piece!
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Mattoosaurus Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!
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SkarmorySilver Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016
Happy Birthday! :D
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AchillobatorPrince Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday
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DinoMarioZilla Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday!
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dinodanthetrainman Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday! :)
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Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday!
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CJCroen Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday dude!
Did you know that you share a birthday with Scott Hartman? :D
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