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029--PROCERATOSAURUS BRADLEYI

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PROCERATOSAURUS BRADLEYI
"F. Lewis Bradley's Before Ceratosaurus"
von Huene, 1926 (originally Megalosaurus Woodward, 1910)
Length: 3m (9.8ft)
Weight: 226kg (500 lbs)
Location: Gloucestershire, England
Era: Bathonian age, middle Jurassic (165 million years ago)

Classification:
Dinosauria
Saurischia
Theropoda
Tetanurae
Avetheropoda
Coelurosauria
Tyrannosauroidea
Proceratosauridae

Notes:
As its name suggests, Proceratosaurus was once considered to be the likely ancestor to the late Jurassic Ceratosaurus, in due part to the horn on its nose. It is now known that the horn is a purely superficial similarity--Proceratosaurus now seems to be one of the earliest ancestors of Tyrannosaurus, due to discoveries of closely related taxa like Guanlong.

Synonyms:
Megalosaurus bradleyi Woodward, 1910
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y87arrow's avatar
I think and hope that all proceratosaurids had that crest on their nose, it fits them very well. The black colour fits this dinosaur (and together with the grey colour it fits the name bradleyi perfectly)
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I adore the fluffy look you gave him!!
People should really start to consider dinosaurs as feathered and beautiful creatures rather than scaled and violent beasts
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Raptor-86Hobbyist Artist
So you don't agree with the "crest on the nose" theory?
Green-Mamba's avatar
i kind of do now, but at the time i was trying to be rather conservative with the anatomy.
tarbano's avatar
finally, a feathery tyrannosaurid that someone didn't make look like a modern word
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TomozaurusStudent General Artist
Interesting choice of animal. Nice job as usual.
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