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What Would The Most Common Animals Look Like If They Were Drawn Based On Their Skeleton

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You may have heard about the theory that scientists could have portrayed dinosaurs incorrectly. The only things left from the prehistoric reptiles are their bones, and paleontologists had to make guesses about their appearance solely based on that. Their image has long ago imprinted in the minds of people living in the modern world, but what if researchers were wrong?

A Turkish artist and researcher C.M. Kosemen published a series of drawings that in some way make fun of the existing image of dinosaurs that we have in our minds (he believes that it is Hollywood’s fault that the world seemed to easily agree about what dinosaurs looked like).
A Turkish artist and researcher C.M. Kosemen published a series of drawings that in some way make fun of the existing image of dinosaurs that we have in our minds (he believes that it is Hollywood’s fault that the world seemed to easily agree about what dinosaurs looked like).

Together with an artist John Conway and zoologist Darren Naish, he created portraits of the most common animals imagining what they would look like if they were drawn only based on their bones. Just like it is with dinosaurs.

And the result was pretty horrifying.

Swans

Rhinoceros

Zebra

Baboon

Hippo

Elephant

The artist asks questions like: could dinosaurs have had feathers? Why should their body shape be solely based on their skeleton? Didn’t they have any fat deposits, muscle tissue, flaps of skin and other soft tissue?

Also, he believes that dinosaur teeth have been thought to be too large.

Cow

Python

Iguana

Hummingbird (blood sucking)

Sperm whale

Cat

Finally, this is a human

All images are from the book All Yesterdays: Unique and Speculative Views of Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Animals, published in 2012.

What Would The Most Common Animals Look Like If They Were Drawn Based On Their Skeleton
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