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Jonkeria by reminegrest Jonkeria by reminegrest
I re-analyzed the limbs length in this therapsid, and I came to the conclusion that upright forelimbs posture and column-shape metacarpus and metatarsus are more appropriate for such massive creature like this.
Based on my own skeletal reconstruction of Jonkeria haughtoni and a model.
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bLAZZE92 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 6, 2015
How did you end up with an upright posture for both limbs? Did you attempt to articulate them in anterior/posterior view? here's what I got: i.imgur.com/ADlyLZa.jpg

The hindlimb is almost upright but not as much as more derived Dinocephalians but the forelimbs? they show several hallmarks of an sprawling posture, the ends of the humerus are offset with respect to each other and the glenoid fossa faces laterally, also they are not that big to necessitate columnar metacarpals, in the image above the scale is 1px=1mm for a shoulder-hip height of ~1m. (they have long bodies though.)
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reminegrest Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015  Student General Artist
I used this publication, primarily to determine the proportions of the limbs and body. I didn't look at it from this point of view and so your insights are valuable and I have to agree with them. But I'm not going to change anything in this artwork, so it must be like it is now. Fortunately, I set the model so that the front legs a little spread out sideways, so it's not so bad.
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bLAZZE92 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015
That seems reasonable, it does have an special charm so better not change it.
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JWArtwork Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really get a cow-like sense here, you've captured the mammalian nature of this creature very well here! :)
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reminegrest Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Haha, thank you :D Well, to me is more tapir-like hippo from Permian period :P
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bubblekirby Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
I like how you've captured the mammalian feel with this therapsid. Great work!
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reminegrest Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Deserved after being mammal-like reptiles for a long time :P They were never even true reptiles
Thank you!
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