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Tom Parker
Artist | Student | Varied
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.


Chilesaurus by Tomozaurus
Chilesaurus diegosuarezi
Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 + Wacom Tablet 2015

Size based on average size of the specimens collected, not the largest specimen found, which is reportedly about 3.2 meters long.

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20sentryfox Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Student Artist
Hi, i'm kinda confused. I saw the t-rex design from the stomping land (a game with the most inaccurate setting in the world, i know) wich i wasn't able to find any inaccuracies with. However, i saw that your drawings of the tyrannosaurus had obvious plumage, wich this one dosen't and instead has very small feathers that made me think it didn't have any when i first saw it. So i'm confused if it's accurate or not and if games can be excused for using this "hidden plumage" feature.
megabass22 Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just asking a bit randomly here, do you happen to know to what extent mosasaur scales would be visible? I've heard that they wouldn't be visible at all, but some things i found says they were visible.
Would it be possible that the scales looked like those of marine snakes?
Tomozaurus Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Student General Artist
They would definitely be visible. From the skin impressions we have they don't really resemble sea snakes. Their morphology and size in comparison to the body most closely resemble varanids.
megabass22 Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Really?
Thanks for the fast answer :)
aGentlemanScientist Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

I am creating a YouTube/research report on feathered dinosaurs. You seem like a person who knows there paleontology. Could you give me your thoughts on which dinosaurs had feathers and which ones did not?
(Examples: allosaurus, sauropods, tyrannosaurs, cerotsaurus)

I will give you credit for your information and feature a link to your page
Tomozaurus Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  Student General Artist
How detailed of an answer would you like me to give?
aGentlemanScientist Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As detailed as possible please!

I would like answers to questions like:
Did allosaurus have feathers and what kind?
Did sauropods have feathers and what kind?
What non theropod dinosaurs had feathers?
Questions like that.

Thank you so much for your help!
sumoowl Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Student Digital Artist
From the comments I've read from you, you seem to know alot about paleontology. I resently found this article… ,how do you feel about it ? Did the writer miss something or misinterpreted some information or anyhing? Just want to see the the opinion of someone who knows what he is talking about.
Tomozaurus Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Student General Artist
I won't give a complete answer because I am pretty fed up with this sort of thing, I prefer to just do the science and ignore the stupid. I'll say that I have read all the literature he cites and his argument is extremely flawed. More problematic is that he simply cherry-picks the data that supports his preconceived hypothesis and ignores or handwaves what doesn't.
sumoowl Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I see, thanks for your honest answer, I had a feeling there was something wrong in that article.
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