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Laquintasaura  venezuelae by EmperorDinobot Laquintasaura  venezuelae by EmperorDinobot
I've been waiting to do this since 1998. Let me tell you a story:

I'm from Venezuela. I was born in Caracas. My mom's side of the family lives in the state of Táchira, where this animal was found. I was living there in 1998 when I heard reports of a "Lesothosaurus found by a buncha frenchmen somewhere between La Grita and Seboruco". My mom's family lives in San Cristóbal, Capital of the state. Back in the day we used to go traveling, looking for places where the Virgin Mary had been said to have appeared, so we ended up in this shack near La Grita to consult with this one old lady about whatever. My first impression of the ground was "I'm pretty sure there can be dino fossils found here". That was in '96. Fast forward to '98, when I first hear reports of "Lesothosaurus" being found. Ever since '98, I've been looking for contacts, reports, holotype numbers, etc, 'till this morning when I first heard of this. Coincidentally I was drawing a Lesothosaurus to return to you, my dear audience.

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The paper is free, which made my life even better. I've somewhat followed Scott Hartman's skeletal for the paper, and who better to do a skeletal for the dream paper I've been dreaming of since '98?

This is THE ONLY TIME I'mma do a colored dinosaur, draped in the Venezuelan flag. Yeah I don't live there anymore (since the past 14 years), but the description of this new animal really made my day. So here I present to you: Laquintasaura venezuelae, the first described Venezuelan dinosaur, AKA "Lesothosaurus". I've read the paper and it's NOT Lesothosaurus.

Comments would be appreciated. :eager: I love you all :la:

Sorry for my month long absence.
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:icongreeniedinosaur:
Greeniedinosaur Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Wow awesome dude. Love the way you sketch his feather.
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016
Thank you! <3
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Andorou-Khan Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
Did you hear about Tachiraptor? It was described this week and it's from the same place as Laquintasaura.

I always found it strange that there were dinosaurs from Aregentina and Brazil, but none from Venezuela... Este es el año de los dinosaurios criollos! :D
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:iconemperordinobot:
EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
YES! YES I DID! And I am currently drawing one. It's hard to go from the details, but it's going to look a bit like Syntarsus.
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Andorou-Khan Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
Yup, it's abasal theropod, so Syntarsus or Coelophysis might be good models for it. No way to really know since all the found was two leg bones.
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
Well, expect one in a few hours.
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Andorou-Khan Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
A basal theropod*
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Maleiva Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
very genial
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
Gracias!
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Zimices Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist
Sinedo de un país en el que me dijeron por mucho tiempo (y por falta de información) que no había dinosaurios, comparto plenamente el sentimiento, no solo de comprobar que estos animales tan interesantes vivieron por donde pasamos sino que además nos enseñan algo nuevo que desconocíamos. Bienvenido sea el primer dinosaurio del norte de Suramérica. :)
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
:la:!!!!!!!!!!
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Zimices Featured By Owner Edited Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist
¡A celebrar! :party:
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ArthkorStarGlow13 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist
Incredible! Nice work on the feathers!
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:iconemperordinobot:
EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
Thank you!
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ArthkorStarGlow13 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist
You are very welcome!
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Pristichampsus Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
I felt the same way about "Eric" the Pliosaur. Found in the early 90's in my home state, kept in Sydney, but not described until a few years ago.
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
You are a very quick guy to respond :D
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Pristichampsus Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
No worries :)
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
I'm so excited about this dino, I can't sleep! :la:!
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Pristichampsus Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
I know the feeling, I'm personally excited about Kulindadromeus and Deinocheirus.
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
Lol my excitement over Laquintasaura is...millennial. Deinocheirus sure, and Kulindradromeus, definitely. But Laquintasaura is very VERY personal, as I've walked and lived over the ground where it once roamed. Very red clay earths in that place, very mystifying, very.... that is quite a place.
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Pristichampsus Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
Sounds great :)
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