Palaeosaniwa & Tyrannosaurs
North America, Hell Creek Formation
By the close of the Mesozoic, the world’s forests were taking on a modern aspect. Cycads and tree-ferns, conspicuous in Jurassic and Early Cretaceous floras had been largely replaced with broadleaf trees. In the high latitudes of North America, deciduous conifers, Metasequoia (Cupressaceae sp.) and bald cypress (Taxoidum sp.) grew in the wet coastal forests alongside many angiosperms species. Lauraceae, Magnoliaceae. Platanaceae and Fagales.
A varanid lizard Palaeosaniwa descends the trunk of a fallen plane tree, seeking the safety of the forest floor. Magnolia leaves catch the sun. A pair of tyrannosaurs enjoy the early morning warmth.
Ink & graphite on paper.
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