Introducing Aprontosaurus pengi
The correct name of the sauropod popularly recognised as 'Brontosaurus
' is of course Apatosaurus
. Though the name 'Brontosaurus
' seems resolutely to refuse to disappear: even some dinosaur enthusiasts are sentimentally fond of it.
In a moment of dino-silliness (and I have plenty of those), I squished the two names together to form 'Aprontosaurus', and this was the immediate image which entered my head.
I can take almost no credit for the design of the wonderful steam-engine-type-thing: it was directly inspired by French animator Michel Ocelot's Les Trois Inventeurs
, and I only made a few modifications.