Vladimir Nikolov - To the Nest

Name: Vladimir Nikolov
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Country: Bulgaria

Title: To the Nest
Specie: Stegoceras validum

Description: A life reconstruction of the pachycephalosaurid Stegoceras validum. The animal is depicted in the speculative behavior of collecting plant material for its nest (could be for building the nest itself, or to support the incubation of the eggs with the heat released by the rotting leaves). Stegoceras lived in North America during the Late Cretaceous (Campanian age). The depicted flora is based on paleobotanical data for the Dinosaur Park Formation, where Stegoceras fossils have been found, although the appearance of any specific plant is generalized interpretation based on the specifics of the taxonomic group it belongs to.

Category: Scientific illustration

Technique: Mixed media: Pencil (2B, 3B, and 5B) and digital painting (Photoshop CS6)
Size: 7016 x 4961 (29.7 x 21 cm)
Year: 2022