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Iberian iguanodont by Durbed Iberian iguanodont by Durbed
Final version of Delapparentia turolensis, a large Early Cretaceous iguanodontid from the Teruel province of Spain. It probably coexisted with theropods like Baryonyx or Concavenator, though none of them would pose a real threat to an adult Delapparentia.

The depiction is a bit speculative, based mainly on I. Bernissartensis robust anatomy, which initially was thought to be. It was validly renamed in 2011. The known fragments of the holotype are highlighted here: [link]

Quoting wikipedia: Delapparentia was a large species, about 15% longer than Iguanodon bernissartensis. The length has been estimated at ten metres, the weight at 3.5 tonnes.

Some of its unique characteristics are posterior dorsal ribs with long, parallel and unfused capitula and tubercula, ossified sternal ribs, and a straight and lateromedially expanded preacetabular process of the ilium. It also presents a unique combination of anterior dorsal ribs with a pneumatic foramen and an ischium that is large in relation to the ilium.

Lets hope someone will rethrieve some more complete specimen someday...
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Terizinosaurus Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015
VERY NICE JOB!:)
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Arcovenator Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
This is very good work. The colours are so great!
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Franchescco Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
"Yes," :headbang: the color version, great! Man Delapparentia, a giant iguanodont that may have rivaled Hadrosaurs in size. ;)
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EWilloughby Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Very neat rendition of an interesting iguanodontid. I like how the texture of the skin is kind of loose, making it look more like a real animal with all of its unsightly wrinkles and baggage. Great color scheme too!
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Durbed Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! you´re right, I like my dinos with wrinkles. As long I don´t go over the top with it I think it could help to make them look a bit more organic.
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pilsator Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
An interesting critter indeed. And a beatifully illustrated one!
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Durbed Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you sir. :)
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