North America, Morrison Formation
The sediments of the Morrison formation of the Western United States represent a flat semi arid landscape prone to seasonal flooding. It is depicted here following heavy rain, the baked clay soil has yet to absorb freestanding water. Conifers with Brachyphyllum and Podocarp foliage shadow Marattia treeferns. Osmunopsis and Gleichenites ferns form an understory.
A small theropod Ornitholestes hermanni takes shelter at the forest margin while Stegosaurus stenops and Camptosaurus dispar occupy the middle ground and distance respectively.
Acrylic on board.
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