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Proceratosaurus bradleyi by EmperorDinobot Proceratosaurus bradleyi by EmperorDinobot
Proceratosaurus is known from most parts of a skull that have caused many questions since its discovery. It's evident that it was very similar to Ornitholestes, and that it was the direct ancestor to Ceratosaurus. Recent findings, such as Guanlong and Dilong have linked all of these dinosaurs together and put them as basal coelurosaurians (together with Compsognathids), and these are what could be the direct ancestors to Tyrannosaurs.
While the top of Proceratosaurus' skull is unknown, it's possible that it held some sort of midline crest, similar to Guanlong's, or maybe just a long "horn". Or maybe nothing at all!
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virgololo Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008   Digital Artist
Wow. This definitly my favorite of yours so far. :)
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008
Hehe thanks!
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Paleo12 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008
I'm glad to see a carnivore now. Wow
I really need to learn all the classifications if i can call myself a TRUE dino-addict. I shall make that my quest! Starting here. What are Coelurosauria and Avethoropoda and Tetanurans?
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Paleo12 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008
Woah. Gotta learn that.
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008
Tetanurae are all basal theropods + Spinosaurids and Megalosaurids. Avetheropoda are the more advanced Tetanurans which split into Carnosauria (Allosaurids and Carcharodontosaurids), and Coelurosauria (Maniraptoriformes, Tyrannosaurids, Ornithomimosaurians, and Aves)
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JacobSpencerKaiju79 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008   Traditional Artist
Very good. So, the carnosaurs and coelurosaurs would be more closely related than originally thought.
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008
Yup. But they're still very different. Carnosauria and Coelurosauria are under Avetheropoda, which are more advanced tetanurans.
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JacobSpencerKaiju79 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008   Traditional Artist
So, what are the primitive tetanurans then? Ceratosaurs?
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008
Ceratosaurs are probably more basal than tetanurans, splitting from coelophsioidea (there's some discussion regarding coelophysioidea as the true parents of other tetanurae).
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JacobSpencerKaiju79 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2008   Traditional Artist
Ok. What is Carnotaurus then? A ceratosaur or carnosaur?
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2008
A ceratosaur. All abelisaurs are ceratosaurs.
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JacobSpencerKaiju79 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2008   Traditional Artist
Ok. Damn, I do know this stuff. Actually, I forgot how to spell abelisaurs. Plus, you seem more up to date with your dino news than I am. Do you go to a website or subscribe to a magazine?

Also, out of curiousity, do you plan to do some Godzilla or any other kaiju/giant monster?
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2008
I might do a Kaiju, yeah. Except...it'd be the American version. I don't have much of an appreciation for men in rubber scaly suits....

I don't subscribe to anything, I just...find this. It's widely available. I usually refer to sites such as: [link]
[link] And their forum which is the best one ever, I also refer to the Dinosaur Mailing List, [link] and many many others.
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