illustration: tyrannosaurus vs stegosaurus
April 29, 2010
My illustration of a hungry Tyrannosaurus Rex battling a smaller, yet powerfully armored Stegosaurus. T-Rex was one of the largest land carnivores of the Cretaceous period, 65 million years ago. The Stegosaurus is not interested in the T- Rex, being that it is an herbivore. By necessity and adaptation, it used its distinct plates and spikes as a defense mechanism. The vertical spinal plating also controlled the Stegosaur’s body heat. Both dinosaurs were common in western North America.