Emily Willoughby

Paleoart and bird illustration

Dinosaur Classification Simplified January 2014

Medium: Photoshop and Illustrator CS4
Time taken: ~10 hours
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This is intended to be a fairly simple examination of dinosaur relationships: while all paleontologists know that theropods are broken up into tetanurans and ceratosaurs, birds are nested within coelurosaurs, and there are many internal divisions within sauropods and ornithiscians as well, this chart seeks to be more of a quick, concise reference for laypeople, teachers, children, or whoever might have a passing interest in dinosaurs. My hope is that anyone who wants to quickly figure out what major group any given dinosaur falls into can glance at this chart and know immediately.

This chart was another collaboration between myself and my partner Jonathan - I did the illustrations, and he did all of the layout and text.