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Mark Witton Paleoart

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A collection of Mark Witton's latest paleoart (AKA palaeoart), featuring dinosaurs, pterosaurs and other prehistoric animals. Many of these paintings can be purchased as prints from www.markwitton.com (click on the picture to follow the link). Follow @MarkWitton on Twitter for news. And if you would like to support his work please check out Mark Witton on Patreon for free prints, sneak previews and exclusive content here: https://www.patreon.com/markwitton

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Pterodaustro in flight. By Mark Witton.

Competing views exist on the behaviour and lifestyle of pterosaurs during the earliest phases of life. A ‘flap-early’ model proposes that hatchlings were capable of independent life and flapping flight, a ‘fly-late’ model posits that juveniles were not flight capable until 50% of adult size, and a ‘glide-early’ model requires that young juveniles were flight-capable but only able to glide. We test these models by quantifying the flight abilities of very young juvenile pterosaurs via analysis…

Pterosaur eggs and embryos were discovered in 2004. These showed that even before they hatched, pterosaurs had well-developed wings, including wing membranes. They were basically miniature adults.

Pterodaustro gets ready to hatch. By Mark Witton.

Pterosaur eggs and embryos were discovered in 2004. These showed that even before they hatched, pterosaurs had well-developed wings, including wing membranes. They were basically miniature adults.

Everybody's favourite Transylvanian azhdarchid pterosaur.

Hatzegopteryx in flight. By Mark Witton.

Everybody's favourite Transylvanian azhdarchid pterosaur.

This is the Central Atlantic magmatic province, during the Triassic-Jurassic extinction, where heaps of volcanic gases were released by rifting Pangaea. These pterosaurs exploit the warm ground for nesting, oblivious to the looming extinction. Prehistoric Animals, Volcano, Fossil, World, Flora, Plants, The World, Volcanoes, Fossils

Pterosaurs nest on a volcano. By Mark Witton.

This is the Central Atlantic magmatic province, during the Triassic-Jurassic extinction, where heaps of volcanic gases were released by rifting Pangaea. These pterosaurs exploit the warm ground for nesting, oblivious to the looming extinction.

The nocturnal Palaeotherium magnum, the pony-sized equoid once featured with the Crystal Palace Dinosaurs before the model went missing. Among some of the first fossil vertebrates to be studied scientifically, they helped us establish concepts of extinction and life before humans. #extinct #fossil #palaeontology Prehistoric Animals, Vertebrates, Free Prints, Mammals, Fossil, Pony, Pictures, Crystal Palace, Extinct

Palaeotherium magnum (updated). By Mark Witton.

The nocturnal Palaeotherium magnum, the pony-sized equoid once featured with the Crystal Palace Dinosaurs before the model went missing. Among some of the first fossil vertebrates to be studied scientifically, they helped us establish concepts of extinction and life before humans. #extinct #fossil #palaeontology

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Crystal Palace Megatherium (updated). By Mark Witton.

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Plagiolophus minor. By Mark Witton.

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Plesiosaurus dolichodeirus. By Mark Witton.

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Plesiosaurus macrocephalus. By Mark Witton.

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Some #palaeoart of Jeholopterus #pterosaurs doing their aerial hawking thing. Prehistoric Wildlife, Prehistoric Creatures, Dinosaur Sketch, Skull Anatomy, Free Prints, Science Nature, Fossil, Artwork, Painting

Jeholopterus. By Mark Witton.

Some #palaeoart of Jeholopterus #pterosaurs doing their aerial hawking thing.

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Thalassiodracon. By Mark Witton.

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Ichthyosaurus communis. By Mark Witton.

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Leptonectes tenuirostris. By Mark Witton.

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Triassic marine reptile, Nothosaurus, escapes the storm waves, from 2018. #palaeort Prehistoric Animals, Prehistory, Free Prints, Reptiles, Fossil, Whale, Dinosaurs, Painting, Pictures

Nothosaurus. By Mark Witton.

Triassic marine reptile, Nothosaurus, escapes the storm waves, from 2018. #palaeort

#Paleoart of one of my favourite Cenozoic dinosaurs: the near-goose Conflicto antarcticus. These birds look modern, but are ancient, living immediately after the extinction of non-bird #dinosaurs. Prehistoric Wildlife, Prehistoric Creatures, Extinct Animals, Extinct Birds, All Dinosaurs, The Ancient One, Comic Books Art, Book Art, Creature Design

Conflicto antarcticus. By Mark Witton.

#Paleoart of one of my favourite Cenozoic dinosaurs: the near-goose Conflicto antarcticus. These birds look modern, but are ancient, living immediately after the extinction of non-bird #dinosaurs.

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Temnodontosaurus platyodon vs. rhomaeloasaurid. By Mark Witton.

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