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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'.
MommaCabbit Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014   Traditional Artist
I used this as a reference!
Pristichampsus Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
Consensus seems to be shifting on this guy.
queenofthedinos Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008

I've been looking for one!
Great job!
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?
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.
TarryAGoat Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2007   Photographer
TheOtherEarth Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2007  Student Filmographer
YaY!Nanotyrannus!:D this is my 2nd fav dino! great job!:)
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.
DovahsaurPaleoKnight Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016
There are far more differences that opoose Carr's fallacious statement.
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.
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.
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!
LegendaryD Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
COOL! I know him!
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