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Majungasaurus skeletal
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Published: June 28, 2007
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Finally after so many years I was able to reconstruct the skeleton of this guy!

It's definately one of my favourite dinosaurs and thanks to recently published detailed descriptions of the material I was finally able to make it. D:D
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Yutyrannus's avatar
Yutyrannus|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very good, but I should point out that abelisaur arms cannot bend at the elbow.
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Patrikia-Bear|Hobbyist General Artist
This is an awesome piece, can I use it as a reference for a drawing?
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MagikarPWN's avatar
MagikarPWN|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I swear that thing has the weirdest arms ever on a dino.
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theropod1's avatar
theropod1|Student Traditional Artist
The rest of it is just as weird!
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MagikarPWN|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I suppose.
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DeinonychusEmpire|Hobbyist General Artist
Was Majungasaurus really low to the ground like that? Fascinating!
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nemo-ramjet's avatar
It really won't surprise me if these things turn out to be aquatic.
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Paleo-King|Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful skeletal. This species truly pushes the extremes of what's possible in a balanced bipedal posture. :wow:
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WaylonRowley|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not that I'm even remotely close to an expert, but I've recently been reading a good deal of literature on Majungasaurus, and this seems like a very accurate reconstruction (particularly the skull). It's great to see a decent skeletal for one of these guys. I can't wait for new finds....I'm sure that we'll see a lot of interesting studies on this group in the future. <gives you a pat on the back>
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demonpuppy's avatar
DAMN! I talked to Scott Sampson about this guy years ago and was told he had normal theropod arms! Lying @*#&@#&!

Oh well, back to the drawing board.

Nice job, but are the fee/legs really that small? Strange beastie!
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Dinomaniac's avatar
Humerus is from majungasaurus material...rest is after carnotaurus.
And yes the legs are that short and the feet are that small.
Note that there is margin of error there since it's put together from 3 individuals. :)
There is nice photo of the majungasaurus skeleton in deviantart.
just search for Majungasaurus.
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demonpuppy's avatar
Thanks! Keep up the excellent work!
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EmperorDinobot's avatar
Oh Jesus! What a strange animal! Its like a shark on land!
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Onikaizer|Professional Digital Artist
I agree, nice creature. How did it kept his balance, the tail should have been very muscular.
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soulshelter|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, it's so strange how such small limbs could hold up his bulk! Doesn't make sense but God made it work, I see. Lol, I love your skeletons. =D
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kitsu-kun|Hobbyist Digital Artist
W...T...F... O_O thats amazing...you some sort of paleontologist or something?
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Dinomaniac's avatar
Studen't of paleontology/geology actually. :)
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kitsu-kun|Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice O_O thats soooo coooooool. And I thought Spinosaurus Aegypticus was made up for Jurassic Park III XD i knew i should have looked in to it more
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MWV's avatar
MWV|Professional
Amazing skeletals! I love paleoart, and your stuff is top notch. great work.
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etherealgirl's avatar
nice. this is one of those Im not too familiar with, is it related to abelisaurs?
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Dinomaniac's avatar
yeah it's an abelisaur. relative of Carnotaurus.
Only this guy is from madagascar.
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etherealgirl's avatar
Madagascar really!? :o so the lemur island used to have dinos, cool! :D
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Penril's avatar
Is there a reason to draw them in a running position? Most of skeletal studies are placed like that.
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maniraptora|Hobbyist General Artist
Great work! also, you are the second person that call's it Majungasaurus (and with reason!!!)
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