Monday, July 4, 2016

Clidastes (2016)

Clidastes liodontus

length 35cm
scale 1/10
Takuya Konishi, Mosasaur researcher, gave me some advices for this model.
Mainly reference
 "Systematics and Morphology of American Mosasaurs"
Dale A. Russell(1967)

"Convergent Evolution in Aquatic Tetrapods: Insights from an Exceptional Fossil Mosasaur"
 Lindgren, J.; Caldwell, M.W.; Konishi, T.; and Chiappe, L.M. (2010).

"Soft tissue preservation in a fossil marine lizard with a bilobed tail fin".
Lindgren, J.; Kaddumi, H. F.; Polcyn, M. J. (2013).

"Three-Dimensionally Preserved Integument Reveals Hydrodynamic Adaptations in the Extinct Marine Lizard Ectenosaurus (Reptilia, Mosasauridae)"
Johan Lindgren ,Michael J. Everhart,Michael W. Caldwell(2011)

 "Skin pigmentation provides evidence of convergent melanism in extinct marine reptiles"  
Johan Lindgren, Peter Sjövall, Ryan M. Carney, Per Uvdal, Johan A. Gren, Gareth Dyke, Bo Pagh Schultz, Matthew D. Shawkey, Kenneth R. Barnes& Michael J. Polcyn (2014)