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093--SPINOSAURUS AEGYPTIACUS by Green-Mamba 093--SPINOSAURUS AEGYPTIACUS by Green-Mamba
project: DINOSAURIA
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SPINOSAURUS AEGYPTIACUS
"Egyptian Spine Lizard"
Stromer, 1915
Length: 16m (52.5 ft)
Weight: 9 tonnes (9.9 tons)
Location: Matrouh, Egypt
Era: Cenomanian age, upper Cretaceous (97 million years ago)

Classification:
Dinosauria
Saurischia
Theropoda
Tetanurae
Megalosauroidea
Spinosauridae
Spinosaurinae

Notes:
Possibly the largest land carnivore of all time. The most complete specimen had been housed in Germany but was destroyed in an allied bombing run in World War II. Recently, however, good photographs of the original specimen have surfaced, adding to our understanding of his elusive dinosaur.
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:icongrisador:
grisador Featured By Owner Edited Apr 15, 2015
Its a great picture ! :D

I thought the same too; The 'Hump' could be logical because there are Harsh Droughts at North Africa in that Time !

But sadly; 'science Bigots' are so sure it was a Sail....


I also think Bipedal Spinosaurus is way more possible than Qued. One; what's your thought abot 'new' 'spinoSealrus' ?
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Green-Mamba Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015
i'm not sure what to think of it, i haven't really properly read up on it beyond knowing about it.  i think it's a neat idea, at least to look at, that i think would be fun to draw in the future.
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:icongrisador:
grisador Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015
Well my advice to you Not draw it; because I read the subject all over the internet and with in its own National magazine article; even the most paleontologists seem to be Not believing it.... There are a Lot of inappropriate calculations and models
And '' Mr. Big '' or mine name's : 'SpinoSealrus or SpinoDachshundus ' is certainly One of them.....

The Animal has to be Bipedal because its all known Ancestors ARE Bipedal and show no signs of Qued. walking...

A very Big Also; the Animal's arms are absolutely not for Qued. Walking however how much it advanced among theropods....Its Arms cannot support animal on land and can't move it 
But we Do know the Animal is Amphibous/Crocodilian lifestyle which means spends part of its life on land... Other than Birth on land it actually lived on land too
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Patchi1995 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
What about Spinosaurus's new version as a short-legged aquatic self, that can walk on nearly all fours, as a quadruped, and they can eat sharks, while it swims to prey upon sharks.
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tyyrson Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
hey is that a hump or a spine
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lollipop3455555555 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
FINALLY, MY FAVORITE DINO!!!!!! O3O
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Eusou123 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
Awesome
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ZeWqt Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Actually, It's Spinosaurus aegyptiAcus, and I'm really dubious about the 16+ meters length estimation, more likely 13 meters, but it's just my opinion. An awesome color btw! :D
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Giganotosaurinae Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
13 m isn't impossible but is really conservative. I think that more than 14 m is more likely.
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:iconbrolyeuphyfusion9500:
13 meters is ridiculous for Spinosaurus, no offense. The dorsals of the holotype(IPHG 1912, a subadult Spinosaurus) were roughly twice the length of the ones in Baryonyx. MSNM V4047 would be even larger.
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ZeWqt Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
for me is 16+ which is ridiculous, they probably don't have exactly the same proportions...
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:iconbrolyeuphyfusion9500:
And why? A ~13-meter Spinosaurus would have a ridiculously short tail, unless you're talking about IPHG 1912, not MSNM V4047.

Here are Spinosaurus aegyptiacus IPHG 1912(top is a very long-tailed ~16-meter version, middle is a normal ~14-meter version, and the bottom is a ridiculous ~12-meter long version):

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All made in 2012 by Scott Hartman.

And you should check out Scott Hartman's new SkeletalDrawing site. It has more and better skeletal diagrams than before.

His 2013 skeletal of Spinosaurus, which is found at that site, has a slightly longer tail and a proportionally smaller head than his 2012 version.

Using that skeletal, I just can't get it down to ~13 meters with any known bone measurement without distorting the tail length.
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:iconzewqt:
ZeWqt Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
Yes, a shorter tail, because of its weight.
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:iconbrolyeuphyfusion9500:
So you go by the bottom-most skeletal?

That would mean that Spinosaurus' would be an extremely imbalanced animal. It would have a high risk of tripping by just walking. Tripping at that scale really would hurt a lot. If anything, a longer tail is needed to keep the center of gravity over the hips, and also more robust leg bones for the weight.
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ZeWqt Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
Or just diffrent posture for the legs...
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:iconbrolyeuphyfusion9500:
To keep a ~13-meter Spinosaurus balanced, the legs would need to be in a position similar to that of today's birds. The femur is roughly parallel to the ground. That posture would keep the center of gravity above where the feet would be.

But it seems that they can't assume that leg posture, due to the length of their femurs and the girth of their torso. Their femurs are too long, the torso would be in the way.

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^The torso is in the way of the needed limb posture...
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Green-Mamba Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
oh, whoops, how did i miss that? i must have been misspelling it for years. i'll change that up.
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ZeWqt Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
You know, it's not very grave actually, it's probably because of JP3, they mispelled it Spinosaurus aegypticus in this movie, so everybody write aegypticus now!
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skywaterblue Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
I love the enclosed spines. They look so tubby!
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ilTassista Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
very fine!
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TheMeekWarrior Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ARGYLE SPINOSAUR :dummy: Just kidding.
Love the colors on this guy. Nice work on the anatomy too! :D
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Zalcoti Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012   Digital Artist
I was thinking the same thing XD
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TheMeekWarrior Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
X3 That's hilarious!
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