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081--FUKUIRAPTOR KITADANIENSIS by Green-Mamba 081--FUKUIRAPTOR KITADANIENSIS by Green-Mamba
project: DINOSAURIA
specimen 081

FUKUIRAPTOR KITADANIENSIS
"Kitadani Formation Thief from Fukui"
Azuma & Currie, 2000
Length: 5m (16.4ft)
Weight: 350 kg (771 lbs.)
Location: Fukui Prefecture, Japan
Era: Barremian age, lower Cretaceous (128 million years ago)

Classification:
Dinosauria
Saurischia
Theropoda
Tetanurae
Avetheropoda
Carnosauria
Carcharodontosauria
Neovenatoridae
Megaraptora

Notes:
The original discovery was very sparse--for this reason, it was originally thought to be a type of dromaeosaurid, mistaking its large, curved hand claw for the distinctive raptor toe claw. This seems to be a common mistake among other Neovenatorids as well--Fukuiraptor's close relative, Megaraptor, had the same problem.
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lollipop3455555555 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
I think that the nose crest is a magnificent idea :D
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darklord86 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
Great job!
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Spec-Evo Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fuk-u-iraptor? That sounds like a joke
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tombola1993 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
I agree, nice colours.
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Adalas Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
It looks like an allosaurus.
I still like the art.
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TheMeekWarrior Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the colors too! ^_^ Yay for Japanese dinosaurs! :dummy:
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TheOneTrueSirCharles Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the colors you chose!
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