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035--MASIAKASAURUS KNOPFLERI by Green-Mamba 035--MASIAKASAURUS KNOPFLERI by Green-Mamba
project: DINOSAURIA
specimen 035

MASIAKASAURUS KNOPFLERI
"Mark Knopfler's Vicious Lizard"
Sampson et al., 2001
Length: 2m (6.6ft)
Weight: 68kg (150lb.)
Location: Mahajanga Province, Madagascar
Era: Maastrichtian age, upper Cretaceous (70 million years ago)

Classification:
Dinosauria
Saurischia
Theropoda
Ceratosauria
Neoceratosauria
Abelisauroidea
Noasauridae

Notes:
The teeth on the tips of the lower jaw on Masiakasaurus distinctly angle forward--the two front teeth of its lower jaw are hooked so far forward they are only ten degrees off from complete horizontal.
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HUBLERDON Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Great coloring!
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y87arrow Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2015
I love blue-red combinations since the Amiga era (mid 90s), for example when you are on LeChucks Ship in MI1, I love the dreamy red-blue window LeChuck looks at, it almost glows. Brings me back when I was under 10 years. Same with Masi here on this picture.
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King-Edmarka Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful, very nice :) just curious, did you base the color off the Aucasaurus in the world encyclopedia of dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures by Dougal Dixon?
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Green-Mamba Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
now that you mention it, i think so.
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Eco727 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
hahah Mark Knopfler?
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:icongreen-mamba:
Green-Mamba Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
they were apparently listening to dire straights when they were digging it up. for some reason they remembered that rather specific point when naming it.
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Eco727 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
thats pretty awesome
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
Should consider making the tip of the upper jaws curverd downwards, not upwards like in so many restorations. There's more skull material out there suggesting it so, not to mention the maxillary remains of close relative Noasaurus.
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Green-Mamba Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
really? huh, did not know that.
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
Look at my step by step reconstruction on my page. It's a bit outdated, but it clearly shows all the skull fragments for the 2000 specimens. There's new specimens found, making my reconstruction a bit outdated.
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:icongreen-mamba:
Green-Mamba Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
huh. i'll update it when i get the chance.
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
Don't follow my reconstruction though. there's a new paper out there that for some reason I haven't been able to get. It's out of this world.
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maiasoara Featured By Owner May 2, 2012   General Artist
So cool, I love the colouration :) You got the teeth spot on.
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Skaramine Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sweet look, and sweet honoriffic.
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TyrannoNinja Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Like its coloration!
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