Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Ichthyovenator laosensis - "Swamp Dragon"

#10oclockart - Finished my ichthyovenator painting for the #ArchosaursandAutomata art show in record time!

Swamp Dragon © 2012 Raven Amos
Ichthyovenator laosensis - the fish-eating hunter of Laos, known only from a single type specimen found in the Aptian age Grès supérieurs Formation. Siamamia, a Cretaceous cousin of the North American bowfin fish, is known from similarly aged rocks in the Sakon Nakhon Province of Northeastern Thailand.

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References:

Cavin, L., V. Suteethorn, E. Buffetaut, J. Claude, G. Cuny, J. Le Loeuff, and H. Tong (2007), "The first sinamiid fish (Holostei, Halecomorpha) from Southeast Asia (Early Cretaceous of Thailand)", Journal Of Vertebrate Paleontology, v. 27(4), pp. 827-837.

Switek, Brian. "Ichthyovenator: The Sail-Backed Fish Hunter of Laos." Dinosaur Tracking - Smithsonian Magazine Blogs (2012), n. page. Web.

"Ichthyovenator." Prehistoric Wildlife. (http://www.prehistoric-wildlife.com/species/i/ichthyovenator.html), n.d. Web. 02 December 2012.

1 comment:

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