Birds for Fossil Butte National Monument

  • Birds for Fossil Butte National Monument.
  • These birds were created in the same way we build our feathered dinosaurs.  By using the fossil evidence we reconstruct these into 3 dimensions.  The challenges with this project: the fossil material is all flattened, like roadkill, and developing a 3 dimensional model from that, also there is a mural by Velizar Simeonovski that we needed to match his coloration as illustrated in two dimensions.  The biggest challenge was the Raptor because of the limited post cranial material.
  • Psuedocrypturus cercanaxius

  • Gallinuloides wyomingensis

  • Eozygodactylus americanus

  • Primitive Raptor, (yet to be described)