This is "Changdusaurus laminoplacodus."
Normally when reconstructing prehistoric animals, there are methods to ensure you're being as accurate as possible, no matter how scrappy the fossil material. Techniques like phylogenetic bracketing allow us to create an interpretation of an animal based on better known close relatives, and inferences can be made about habitat and mode of life by looking at the shape of what remains are known and examining the formation in which they were found.
These techniques cannot be applied to Changdusaurus.
Named in the 1980s, but never formally described in any capacity, Changdusaurus is supposedly a stegosaur. However, any attempts to learn more about Changdusaurus would be fruitless, as the fossil remains, if they ever existed in the first place, have been lost. There are rumours of broad, thin dermal plates, flat ischia, and a reduced fourth femoral trochanter, though these claims are provided without evidence and are therefore worthless.
Here I have depicted a vague and nonspecific stegosaur resting next to a slow flowing river, in the mid-to-late Jurassic of an area that will one day be known as China. This is not so much a reconstruction, or even an interpretation, as it is an imagining of an animal that could potentially be referred to as "Changdusaurus".
Drawn for a-dinosaur-a-day.com, the specific article can be found here.
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I have, since I can remember, been fascinated by Dinosaurs and other prehistoric fauna. I specialise mainly in Palaeoart, and prefer to use pencils, though I am trying to get my head round Photoshop at the moment. I do not, however, just draw Dinosaurs. I have varied subject matter - some of said subjects are just a little silly.
I am still an amatuer, and have much to improve on. I hope you enjoy my work.