Emily Willoughby

Paleoart and bird illustration

Zanabazar December 2014

Medium: Gouache
Time taken: 15 hours
Published in: Nature (Dec 7, 2014)

Zanabazar junior, a large troodontid dinosaur from late Cretaceous Mongolia. It's known from its skull with well-preserved braincase, from which an endocranial cast has been made, allowing us greater understanding of the structure of troodontid brains. This illustration was published in a recent Nature news publication, seen here.