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Majungasaurus skeletal by Dinomaniac Majungasaurus skeletal by Dinomaniac
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 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very good, but I should point out that abelisaur arms cannot bend at the elbow.
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Patrikia-Bear Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is an awesome piece, can I use it as a reference for a drawing?
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MagikarPWN Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I swear that thing has the weirdest arms ever on a dino.
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theropod1 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
The rest of it is just as weird!
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MagikarPWN Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I suppose.
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DeinonychusEmpire Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Was Majungasaurus really low to the ground like that? Fascinating!
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
It really won't surprise me if these things turn out to be aquatic.
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Paleo-King Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009  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 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2007  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 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2007
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 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2007
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 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2007
Thanks! Keep up the excellent work!
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2007
Oh Jesus! What a strange animal! Its like a shark on land!
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Onikaizer Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007  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 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007  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 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
W...T...F... O_O thats amazing...you some sort of paleontologist or something?
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Dinomaniac Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007
Studen't of paleontology/geology actually. :)
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kitsu-kun Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007  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 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007  Professional
Amazing skeletals! I love paleoart, and your stuff is top notch. great work.
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etherealgirl Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2007
nice. this is one of those Im not too familiar with, is it related to abelisaurs?
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Dinomaniac Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007
yeah it's an abelisaur. relative of Carnotaurus.
Only this guy is from madagascar.
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etherealgirl Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007
Madagascar really!? :o so the lemur island used to have dinos, cool! :D
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Penril Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2007
Is there a reason to draw them in a running position? Most of skeletal studies are placed like that.
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maniraptora Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work! also, you are the second person that call's it Majungasaurus (and with reason!!!)
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olofmoleman Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2007   Digital Artist
Isn't it Majungatholus?
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Dinomaniac Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2007
well it was. ;)

The genus Majungasaurus was given to specimen which consisted few jaw fragments. When more complete remains were found the new genus majungatholus was given. However as it seems that there is virtually no morphological diferences between majungasaurus remains and majungatholus remains it has been concluded that these remains are from single genera and thus are synonymised under majungasaurus.
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P-tecker Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2007   Artisan Crafter
dudes got sum smallass arms tho, still, tis an awesome artwork mate
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DeinonychusEmpire Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
They make the arms of Tyrannosaurus look mighty, don't they? xD
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r-heinart Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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