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Giraffatitan Smash! by Fragillimus335 Giraffatitan Smash! by Fragillimus335
A young bull Giraffatitan has failed to mate for the 3rd year in a row.  Too small and inexperienced to challenge the dominant herd bulls, he lurks on the sidelines, pent up aggression and hormones boiling in his blood.  When an inquisitive Kentrosaurus wanders towards the bull to have a drink, the sauropod takes out his aggression on the hapless stegosaur. :(  The Kentrosaurus has seconds to live at the hands of a lonely sauropod.  

Inspired by the many accounts of young bull elephants killing rhinos during their musk rages.

This doubles as a late Valentine's day post, albeit a bit depressing.  No luck in love for Giraffatitan!
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:icongiganotosuchus:
Giraffatitan used Smash! It's very effective!
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PCAwesomeness Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015
Kentrosaurus: PLEASE FORGIVE ME, MISTAKES WERE MADE!
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acepredator Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
Imagine how scary will these things be if they have a sense of revenge and abstract thinking like elephants.

There was one elephant that shredded a farmer and scattered his organs, bones, skin and flesh for over 10,000 square yards because the farmer was farming in its home and clearing trees.
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I-Phillip Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015
Dinosaurs lacked the neural complexity of an animal like the elephant. Virtually all mammals have high cognitive functions than any given dinosaur, even a rat. 
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acepredator Featured By Owner Edited Jul 2, 2015
WTF

Did you know mammals are actually below birds and reptiles in average intelligence?

Have you even been keeping up with the news?! Guess what, the rule that non-mammals are stupid was completely wrong.
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I-Phillip Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015
Birds are the descendants of dinosaurs, and they are very different (Though similar) creatures.

The general scientific consensus is that dinosaurs were very intelligent for reptiles, but generally not as smart as (modern) mammals.  I never said they were stupid, they just weren't as intelligent as modern birds and mammals.  This doesn't decrease the amazing nature of dinosaurs in any way.
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acepredator Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015
Uh... no.

And even with mammalian intelligence they would be average for reptiles seeing how reptile intelligence has turned out to rival and even exceed that of mammals.
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PCAwesomeness Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015
If that happened, I'd jump out a window.
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acepredator Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015
There's an entire documentary on elephant revenge. If sauropods acted the same way....
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PCAwesomeness Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015
I seriously hope they don't.
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Cetaceaphile Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
"Can't get my dick wet so I'ma fuck up this little spiky nigga."
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's the general idea.
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spinosaurus1 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
too small? i get your point but just imagine a large one :D (Big Grin) 
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Look at some pics of the Berlin Giraffatitan, then realize, it's only a teenager!   svpow.files.wordpress.com/2008…

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spinosaurus1 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
astonishing. surapods never stop to amaze me by how big they get. may i ask, are you a member of carnivoraforum? if so, i'm known as spinosaurus rex
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I used to be until Taipan banned me. Be sure never to disagree with him or the same thing will happen to you.  Now I post on The World of Animals forum.  A lot of old carnivora guys are on there/
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spinosaurus1 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
well that sucks. and thanks for the heads up. i also set up an account on that site as well. though i never really post on it often.
anyway, feel free to see my art as well. so far i only posted one, but more will come over the weekend
and i really enjoy viewing your artwork
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dinosaurusbrazil Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I suppose that being agressive with another species by no reason requires a little bit more of brain that Giraffatitan had... I mean, our ''stupid" animals aren't that agressive, I mean, for killing just for frustration. Elephants with several traumas have seen killing rhinos, but the full-mature adults enter in fights with the ones who do this agressive behaviour. And two paleontologists (dont remember his names) said once that elephants aren't a good animal to compare with sauropods, cause they are a lot more intelligent... But it's a nice idea, and, who knows? could happen...
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
We have no idea how intelligent sauropods were. And it takes no great intelligence to kill something out of hormonal rage.  This sauropod isn't consciously trying to vent its anger, it is just hyped up on hormones and ready to kill anything it can.

What about Dall sheep? They are about as dull as big mammals come and they love to be bullies! 
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dinosaurusbrazil Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
h, but specullate is funny, and I liked the thing about it... Just, I don't know... Suropods looks like so stupid for me... No ofense... :(
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, they are about as intelligent as high end modern reptiles like alligators/crocs, and they are surprisingly smart.
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dinosaurusbrazil Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Maybe not, Sauropods weren't as smart as crocs, maybe because they had a more primitive brain and smaller...
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, scientific papers on sauropods have found that, contrary to popular belief, sauropods fall into the range of advanced reptiles in terms of brain power.  This is because brain size doesn't increase as fast as body mess, because the amount of brain cells required to operate 5 pounds of muscle is roughly the same as that for 5 tons of muscle.
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Dinopithecus Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017
I can't believe people actually thought that you need particularly high intelligence to take your aggression out on something and kill it.

But what you said here is interesting. Can I see those papers?
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DinoBrian47 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Poor kentrosaur...
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:( 
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randomdinos Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If it can do this to a FELLOW HERBIVORE during it's rage, imagine what a Giraffatitan does to any carnivores dumb enough to approach.... :D
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Dr-XIII Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2017   Digital Artist
Allosaurus: That's why we Theropods don't even DARE approach an Adult Sauropod of ANY species, unless it's sick and too weak to defend itself.
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Squish, squish, squish.  Seriously no theropod that ever lived would dream of messing with a 50 ton adult Giraffatitan.  MAYBE giant carcharodontids, but only if desperate!
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randomdinos Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And it's not even among the biggest sauropods! Up to now, I believe adult sauropods (and maybe Indrico/Paraceratherium) are the only known creatures whose size makes impervious to predator attacks. (There's the example of B.musculus and elephants, but some lion prides are known take down subadult elephants and Meg could probably take on prey nearly as big as blue whales). Only a theropod the size of the hoax Kelmaysaiurus giganticus would be suited to take on Giraffatitan adults, let alone even bigger sauropods.
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, adult elephants never get taken down, and subadults only by massive swarms of lions. I'd think Paraceratherium may have been the most comfortable animal of all time, weighing 15+ tons, the largest predator it had to deal with didn't exceed 1 ton!  That's a 15 fold advantage!  Even Large sauropods like Argentinosaurus (70+ tons) were stuck with Carnosaurs over 7 metric tons, only a 10 fold weight advantage.
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randomdinos Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I never knew of the Paraceratherium's weight advantage being so high! :O

But wouldn't Amphi (IF it existed/was that big) be the most comfortable? At way over 70 tons, and the largest predator being at less than 5 tons, it would have a 14 fold advantage (70 tons) to 20 fold! (100 tons)
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yes, by a loooong shot.  My current view on Amphicoelias is an animal between 125 and 185 metric tons.  The largest contemporary predator was Saurophagnax which possibly topped 6 tons, that give the big dippy a 20-30 fold weight advantage.  Even a large pack would have no chance.

So far the only published paper by a paleontologist has assumed Amphicoelias had a dorsal 2.7 meters tall, so that's what I base my estimates on. 
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HellraptorStudios Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great piece of art, nice to see some herbivores that kills other herbivores aswell.
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks man!
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theropod1 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
That is an awesome (albeit really cruel) idea. A stegosaur being toyed with...
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Not for long…




squish!
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SpinoInWonderland Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
There's barely anything in the animal world more lethal than a sauropod's rage.
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acepredator Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015
There is.

A bunch of enraged sauropods.
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SpinoInWonderland Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015
That's just several of the same thing already mentioned above in a group.
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acepredator Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015
touche.
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TrefRex Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
Boy does that sauropod really pissed off about failing to get a mate
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Zimices Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist
Poor stegosaurid... but see to a sauropod showing all its power is awesome! :)
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I am a bit partial to sauropods...
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RogerRex Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
The skins of the dinosaurs are amazing. I am amazed each of your drawings.
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Shading and blending with a Q-tip! :D
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Likosaurus Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Amazing art, I love the way you make textures, also those stripes look gorgeous.
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :D
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Likosaurus Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Welcome :)
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zoome3 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I think Giraffatitan it would say "THIS IS SPARTA"!
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