Thursday, December 16, 2010

Euhelopus zdanskyi

Euhelopus zdanskyi
 Length 50cm
Scale 1/20



・"Redescription and reassessment of the phylogenetic affinities of Euhelopus zdanskyi (Dinosauria:Sauropoda) from the Early Cretaceous of China".
Wilson, Jeffrey A.; and Upchurch, Paul

・"Dinosaurian remains from Mengyin, Shantung"
C. C. Young.

・"Reconstruction of the Thoracic Epaxial Musculature of Diplodocid and Dicraeosaurid Sauropods"
Daniela Schwarz-Wings


・"Structural Extremes in a Cretaceous Dinosaur"
Sereno PC, Wilson JA, Witmer LM, Whitlock JA, Maga A, et al.

・「THE SAUROPODS」"Steps in Understanding Sauropod Biology" Joanna L.Wright

 ・「THE DINOSAURIA」(second edition)

「The Rise of Asian Dinosaurs-Evolution of Gigantic Dinosaurs」
The special exhibition of the Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum)official Catalogue

Thursday, December 9, 2010


 with a specimen cases made by Antico Naturale Rokko.

1/2 scale
14cm(not include the specimen case)


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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Now sculpturing-Acrocanthosaurus- 2


"Functional Variation of Neck Muscles and Their Relation to Feeding Style in. Tyrannosauridae and Other Large. Theropod Dinosaurs." ERIC SNIVELY* AND ANTHONY P. RUSSELL.

"Range of motion in the forelimb of the theropod dinosaur Acrocanthosaurus atokensis, and implications for predatory behaviour"
Senter, Phil; & Robins, James H. (2005).


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

My works for Numata Fossil Museum (1)

Amynodon watanabei
scale 1/10

Occasionally Amynodon are reconstructed with same shape of Metamynodon. But there are differences between the skeleton of Amynodon and Metamynodon. Amynodon has longer legs than Metamynodon. And the skull forms are difference too. I tried to express the differences for this model.


Saturday, October 16, 2010

I got home from SVP2010.

Thank you very much for all people I met at SVP2010 !! I could have very interesting and happy days. I'm looking forward to meet you again!

I got the cast of Cotylorhynchus skull at the auction of SVP!  The reconstruction model of the image is my work. I'd wanted to ornament my work with the fossil. This time, my dream came true!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Tiktaalik roseae 10

Tiktaalik roseae
height: 18cm
(include wooden base)

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Tiktaalik roseae 9

Tiktaalik roseae
height: 18cm
(include wooden base)

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Saturday, July 24, 2010


Triceratops adult and baby
length 40cm (adult)
scale 1/20

 The main references

Goodwin, M. B., Clemens, W. A., Horner, J. R., and Padian, K. (2006). "The smallest known Triceratops skull: new observations on ceratopsid cranial anatomy and ontogeny." .
Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 26 (1): 103. 
Horner JR, Goodwin MB."Major cranial changes during Triceratops ontogeny."Proc Biol Sci. 2006 Nov 7;273(1602):2757-61.

Fujiwara, S.-I. (2009). "A Reevaluation of the manus structure in Triceratops (Ceratopsia: Ceratopsidae)." Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 29(4): 1136-1147.
Hieronymus TL, Witmer LM, Tanke DH, Currie PJ.(2009)."The facial integument of centrosaurine ceratopsids: morphological and histological correlates of novel skin structures."
 The Anatomical record    2009, vol. 292, no9, pp. 1370-1396 


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

My work at special exhibition of dinosaur museum.

The special exhibition of the Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum.


 Skull of  Mamenchisaurus youngi'l.


 Skull of Lufengosaurus magnus.

 Apatosaurus baby.  

Euhelopus zdanskyi

Fukuititan nipponensis.
This dinosaur was discovered in Japan.

Nigersaurus skull and reconstruction model. This reconstruction model is my work. This is the first time that my work is exhibited at this museum.

Sunday, June 20, 2010


scale 1/25
length 62cm

I attempted the lizard like lip and face reconstruction.


"New Information on the Skull of the Enigmatic Theropod Spinosaurus, With Remarks on its Size and Affinities."Dal Sasso, C.; Maganuco, S.; Buffetaut, E.; Mendez, M.A. (2005)
Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Vol. 25 (4)

  "My theropod is bigger than yours...or not: estimating body size from skull length in theropods".Therrien, F.; and Henderson, D.M. (2007). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 27 (1)

"Dinosaur Expo 2009 -The Miracle of Deserts "  official Catalogue


Monday, June 7, 2010


This book was published in 2008 in Japan.
I participated to this book as one of the paleo artists.

 Participating artist
In this book, many works by 7 paleo artists are introduced,
and there are many explanations by mainly many Japanese paleontologists.

The article on painting by Takashi Oda.

The article on sculpting by Tyler Keillor.

My Allosaurus.

The explanation on Allosaurus.
Many Japanease paleontologists wrote articles for this book.