Márcio L. Castro - Precursor of mammals

Name: Márcio L. Castro
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Country: Brazil 

Title: Precursor of mammals
Specie: Irajatherium hernandezi

Description: Recently, a new study was published describing a new specimen of Irajatherium hernandezi. The article, with paleoart by Márcio L. Castro and written by paleontologists Leonardo Kerber (CAPPA/UFSM), Agustín G. Martinelli (MACN), Rodrigo T. Müller and Flávio A. Pretto (CAPPA/UFSM) was published in the journal The Anatomical Record.

Irajatherium hernandezi is a poorly known non-mammaliaform cynodont from the Late Triassic of southern Brazil. A new specimen of this cynodont was found in recent fieldwork to the type-locality, the Linha São Luiz site (Candelária Sequence), providing new insights into the anatomy of this mammalian forerunner. The skull of the miniature animal is 3cm less!

Category: Scientific illustration

Technique: 3D Illustration
Size: 3840 x 2160 pixels
Year: 2021