Talented young artist Caldey has sent into Everything Dinosaur her latest dinosaur artwork. She has produced a drawing of the Late Cretaceous chasmosaurine Spiclypeus (S. shipporum) having once again been inspired by prehistoric animal models in her collection.

Named and scientifically described in 2016, fossils of this large ceratopsian come from Judith River Formation exposures in Montana. When the fossils were being excavated the dinosaur was nicknamed “Judith” by the field team. Officially this specimen is CMNFV 57081 and it is now housed in the fossil vertebrate collection at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa, Ontario.

Spiclypeus shipporum illustrated
A very colourful illustration of the Late Cretaceous chasmosaurine Spiclypeus shipporum. Picture credit: Caldey.

Beasts of the Mesozoic Spiclypeus shipporum

Caldey has sent into Everything Dinosaur several horned dinosaur drawings, many of which have been based around the colourful Beasts of the Mesozoic model series. These articulated dinosaur models are well-known for having stunning box art, so it is quite fitting to see these figures encouraging and inspiring young artists.

Beasts of the Mesozoic Spiclypeus shipporum packaging
The Beasts of the Mesozoic Spiclypeus shipporum artwork that is featured on the front of the box. This model series is well-known for having wonderful artwork as part of the packaging.

A Wave 2 Ceratopsian

The Beasts of the Mesozoic Spiclypeus model, was one of nine figures added to this popular range in the second production wave. Caldey has already sent into Everything Dinosaur her drawing of another wave 2 figure, an illustration of Medusaceratops (M. lokii).

An illustration of Medusaceratops
An illustration of Medusaceratops. Picture credit: Caldey.

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“Our thanks to Caldey for sending into us such a splendid Spiclypeus drawing. We always enjoy receiving prehistoric animal illustrations and it never ceases to amaze us how talented some of these young artists are.”

To read Everything Dinosaur’s 2016 article about the discovery of Spiclypeus: Spiked Shield Horned Dinosaur from Montana.

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