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nanotyrannus skeletal.rec by Calisius nanotyrannus skeletal.rec by Calisius
... reconstruction based on nanotyrannus skull and tyrannosaur skeletons.
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Jdailey1991 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015
There was a CAT scan on the head, and the brain is shaped differently from Tyrannosaurus'.
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MommaCabbit Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014   Traditional Artist
I used this as a reference!
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Pristichampsus Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
Consensus seems to be shifting on this guy.
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queenofthedinos Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008
THANK YOU!
:O

I've been looking for one!
Great job!
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TarryAGoat Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2007   Photographer
Skull seems a bit long in proportion to the body, but I assume you've looked at skull-body ratios in other tyrannosaurs, right?
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Calisius Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2007  Hobbyist
yes thats right, because of the complete bodyproportion the skull has to be in my opinion a little bigger. if he was an active hunter ,it would be better for him to posses a big mouth to catch his prey.
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TarryAGoat Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2007   Photographer
Gottcha.
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TheOtherEarth Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2007  Student Filmographer
YaY!Nanotyrannus!:D this is my 2nd fav dino! great job!:)
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WaylonRowley Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very well done. It looks like something I'd come across in a Greg Paul book. Professional grade. I don't know which paleontologist ceb-luv is refering to (Holtz? Carr?), but there is still mixed opinion on whether Nanotyrannus is a valid taxon, or merely a juvi T. rex. Witmer presented some scans of the Nanotyrannus braincase at the 2005 SVP meeting that showed the sinuses around the braincase (among other things) differed quite a bit from those in T. rex. These same scans were featured in a TV program on the science channel devoted to the discovery of Jane the subadult/juvenile T. rex. In his opinion (which carries a LOT of weight in the paleo community, due to the fact that he is The Man) the differences were too great to be a product of ontogeny alone. So, the matter is still up in the air. Not that ceb-luv was implying otherwise.
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DovahkiinHU3BR Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016
There are far more differences that opoose Carr's fallacious statement.
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Calisius Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2007  Hobbyist
thank you for this comment. we will know it after the excavation of the first complete skeleton.
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ceb-luv-lotr Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2007
Cool. Hey guess what? My advisor doesn't think that Nanotyrannus is real. He believes that Nanotyrannus is infact juvenile Tyrannosaurs. And he's a theropod paleontologist so this is what he spends his life studying. I donno, I'm more interested in Sauropods than Theropods, just saying what he's been telling me. Ok, that's it. That's my little soap box.
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Calisius Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2007  Hobbyist
i know that theory. maybe it is right. the most important thing for me was to create a body to this beautyful shaped skull ;) for me a killerface!
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LegendaryD Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
COOL! I know him!
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