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Araripesuchus tsangatsangana

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Part of a series of Cretaceous Madagascar vertebrates I got to restore last summer. Araripesuchus was a medium-sized notosuchian crocodyliform from Madagascar. The genus Araripesuchus was widely distributed in the southern hemisphere during much of the Cretaceous.
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Very nice work. More notosuchian skeletals are always welcome.
bh1324's avatar
No scalebar? How large is it?
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There´s this version with a scalebar
NRD23456's avatar
It's an amazing piece of art Mr. Hartman! I admire this skeleton looks and the bone plates on it's back. Also how long it could get?
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Hehee, Croc-rats ^_^
I have an Age of Reptiles comic book that had those little guys in it.
DrTheropod's avatar
Beautiful. Your skeletals are number one!
Atlantis536's avatar
A taxon for which a skeletal was much needed.
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Yeah, it was fun tackling all these gondwanan crocodylomorphs, they're a group I hadn't given much thought to previously.
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I remember intending to use a related species of this "land croc" - specifically, A. wegeneri - back when I was trying writing a story centered on the habitat of Spinosaurus and Carcharodontosaurus. Nice to see this little guy again, even if it is a different species.
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There's a bit of A. wegeneri in there to fill out missing portions.
TheDinoDrawer66's avatar
Very nice as always!
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Your welcome moi8!
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This skeletal looks kinda different from the life reconstructions I see with longer tails and thicker legs. Otherwise this looks really good, including the skull.
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The scales and such on the limbs would make them look thicker in life (there's no skin on my skeletal silhouettes). I can't say why anyone made the tails longer - they aren't in the articulated specimens of other species of Araripesuchus.
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