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Metriacanthosaurus parkeri

Name: "moderate spined lizard"

Length: 8 m

Height: 3 m

Weight: 2 tons

Diet: carnivore

Time: Jurassic (157 MYA)

Location: Europe

Metriacanthosaurus (meaning “moderate-spined lizard”) is a genus of sinraptorid dinosaur from the mid-Jurassic Period of England. In 1923 German Paleontologist Friedrich von Huene wrote a paper on Jurassic and Cretaceous European carnivorous dinosaurs. In this paper, he examined a few specimens including an incomplete hip, a leg bone, and part of a backbone, and believed it was a new species of Megalosaurus.
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brandon-bowling's avatar
Nicely drawn beastie you've got there. You say you got the inspiration from a cassowary for the color? The guy who did the cover of my novel got his inspiration for the dinosaur from a cassowary too! I wonder if that's a common animal to turn to when drawing dinosaurs? It certainly has a unique array of colors.
herofan135's avatar
Really cool! Love the pose. ^^
HellraptorStudios's avatar
cool, have you got the coloration from some franchise or own imagination ?
CamusAltamirano's avatar
from a Cassowary actually
HellraptorStudios's avatar
i thought i have seen it somewhere... cool :)