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Lystrosaurus murrayi by Animalistic-Artworks Lystrosaurus murrayi by Animalistic-Artworks
Lystrosaurus murrayi was a dicynodont that lived in what is now Antarctica and South Aftrica in the late Permian and early Triassic around 250 million years ago. Lystrosaurus survived the Permian-Triassic extinction, and following the mass extinction event (during the early Triassic) it made up for as much as 95% of total individuals in some fossil beds.

The image above shows a restoration of an Antarctic Lystrosaurus murrayi, along with a restoration of its skull.
An accurate image of the skull of the Antarctic Lytrosaurus murrayi was hard to find, but i eventualy found an outlined restoration in the journal "Lystrosaurus from Antarctica" (PDF) Page 15, Fig. 5. The PDF can be found easily if you search "Lystrosaurus from Antarctica PDF"
The skull is pictured slightly differently thoughout the entirety of the journal, and it is as if they mixed L. murrayi and L. curvatus skulls in some drawings. (Some images show L. murrayi to have a flat snout, while others show a slightly longer and more curved snout as depicted above. For the purpose of this drawing i based my restoration of the skull in fig. 15 of the above journal/article)
If an expert on the subject finds an error in my restoration (eg, The skull and drawing more accurately represents L. curvatus rather than L. murrayi) please let me know, and i will change the title name and names in the description to accurately fit the image.
But for now, it will stay as Lystrosaurus murrayi untill further notice

Feels pretty good to finally get back into Paleoart :D
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Paleo-reptiles Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016
Beautiful
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PCAwesomeness Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2016
Nice to see a non-shrink-wrapped Lystrosaurus!
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
your reconstruction makes me think most people who have reconstructed lystrosaurus before haven't paid close attention to the skull anatomy at all. great work here!
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Ceratopsia Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You have a great point there. Usually (especially before the 2000s) illustrators have tended to made synapsids a bit sloppy. And not careful consideration of the animal's anatomy. Whereas, Animalistic-Artworks here, has illustrated a proper Lystrosaurus murrayi, beautifully and accurately.
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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Arcovenator Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Great!
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Animalistic-Artworks Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks man, i appreciate it :)
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dragonitearmy Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hey that's pretty good
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