Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Tylosaurus by Ashere Tylosaurus by Ashere
One of the largest and most powerful predators of the cretaceous oceans, with coloration that's a mix between the three great modern marine predators: Orca, Great White Sharks, and Leopard Seals.
Add a Comment:
 
:icondaikaiju-fanboy:
Daikaiju-fanboy Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015
Great depiction of Tylosaurus and one we'd like to feature for our second artist spotlight for this mosasur in the Family Spotlight segment in this week's episode of Prehistory: A Traveler's Guide. We are also featuring Clidastes in the family spotlight and would also like to use the depiction you have of that mosasaur if that's also fine by you. Same goes for any other animals in your gallery for future episodes, the quality of them is top notch and accurate to boot which is another reason we are giving you a spotlight this week. 
Reply
:iconashere:
Ashere Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! I'm super flattered, but I do need to check something first--where would you like to use this art? :) Is it a podcast or website or what? 
 
Reply
:icondaikaiju-fanboy:
Daikaiju-fanboy Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015
It's being featured on a podcast I co-host called Prehistory: A Traveler's Guide on BlogTalkRadio. prehistory-atg.deviantart.com/ The link to the show's fanclub on DA. 
Reply
:iconashere:
Ashere Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
In that case, I'd be delighted to be featured. Thanks! 
Reply
:iconjonagold2000:
JonaGold2000 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Rawr thats no dinosaur
Reply
:iconmanuelsaurus:
Manuelsaurus Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome work !Submit Comment
Reply
:iconhenrik9470:
henrik9470 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
the tail yet again perfect!
Reply
:iconmatrixdragondavid:
MatrixDragondavid Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Student Artist
So has the Icthyosaur-like tail been accepted or otherwise confirmed by Paleontologists to have been a feature on all Mosasaurs? I forget which species it was that was first observed to have it but I wouldn't think that all of them had it.

If they did though, I would suppose it to be convergent evolution to occupy the same or similar ecological niche to the then-extinct Icthyosaurs and, I believe, marine crocodiles (Geosaurus, Dakosaurus, Plesiosuchus, etc.).

I don't like the aesthetics of it to be honest and, on such large Mosasaurs as Tylosaurus, I would think to be absent. It seems to me like it'd be present in the smaller, faster moving Mosasaurs and/or the most advanced species appearing at the very end of the Cretaceous such as Plotosaurus.

If anything I've said is inaccurate, please correct me.
Reply
:iconashere:
Ashere Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It hasn't, no. Platecarpus is suspected to have had it, though, and Platecarpus was a pretty large mosasaur. And while you're right that one genus having a feature like that doesn't dictate the other's, to my mind the prevalence of that form of locomotion in large sea going animals (of both the Mesozoic and now) leads me to think it's as decent a guess as any.

I'm actually not huge on the aesthetics myself, and you make a good point that it may have been a new feature. But then again, maybe not. Until more is published, we won't know.

Thanks for the comment. :)
Reply
:iconmatrixdragondavid:
MatrixDragondavid Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student Artist
No problem, thank you for the feedback.
Reply
:icongeekspace:
geekspace Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
Man alive, your eye for marine-life coloration is spot on. The transitional mottling on this guy's misdection pretty much cinches that scheme.
Reply
:iconashere:
Ashere Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've been spending a good fifteen minutes on Google Image search before each color job, looking for inspiration. Thus far it seems to be paying off.

We'll see, though. I have a Xiphactinus and a Protosphyraena I have to do soon, as well as a Basilosaurus, and I'm going to have to come up with decent color schemes for all three.
Reply
:icongeekspace:
geekspace Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
A pseudo-proto-swordfish, the Whale that was a Lizard(TM) and veryone's favorite roided-up tuna/piranha fusion? Color me stoked.

Hmm, possible sources:

Xiphactinus- dorado, barracuda, porbeagle shark?
Protosphyraena- black marlin?
Basilosaurus- common dolphin, bottlenose whale? Haven't seen too many dark-tone Basilosaurs.
Reply
:iconpilsator:
pilsator Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful work!
Reply
:iconthemorlock:
TheMorlock Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Awesome!
Reply
:iconkamaelion:
Kamaelion Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
The mighty Tylosaurus, my favorite "dinosaur". I can see the majestic swaying from this beast as it moves in to its prey
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×
  • Art Print
  • Canvas
  • Photo





Details

Submitted on
October 16, 2012
Image Size
3.4 MB
Resolution
8543×4800
Link
Thumb

Stats

Views
5,552
Favourites
161 (who?)
Comments
16
×