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Aegyptosaurus

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I call this guy Stromer's cow but you can call it what ever you want ^^

This is maybe the first serious try to reconstruct this titanosaur for a long time. Of course many aspects of this picture are very speculative but what information I had are included. The bristles at the neck are a quote of John Conway's Giraffatitan and much of the rest is based on supposed relatives like Saltasaurus, Rapetosaurus, Negegtosaurus and others.

Maybe a ray of hope for those who have seen the Jurassic World teaser today ;)
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CeratopsiaStudent General Artist
Heh, Stromer's cow, nice nickname :) (Smile)  Aegyptosaurus is definitely a memorable sauropod from my Childhood.

   Ernst Stromer seems like such a great Paleontologist, what with finding a majority of African species (Kem-Kem Beds, is that right?)     I recently watched an amazing documentary featuring the 2014 revamped Spinosaurus, but also centered around Ernst Stromer's life. It's really cool how they had recovered Stromer's journal in Germany :) (Smile) 

I hope to learn more about him.(And more about the bountiful bone beds of Northern Africa. Along with some of the more elusive Dinosaurs of these regions) :) (Smile) 


I just love your depictions of Aegyptosaurus and Paralititan, because you made the Sauropods seem like animals, and not like strange creatures from another time. Dinosaurs are much more than that, and you represent this VERY well. The amount of realism you put into these Sauropods (And all of your stunning work) is truly amazing. It really gives me a real grasp for how large and unique some of these animals were.

Sorry for the ridiculously long comment, keep up the amazing work, you are truly talented Clap 
Kevcatalan's avatar
KevcatalanProfessional Digital Artist
Mind if I use this as reference for a series of spot illustrations I'm doing on african dinosaurs? not too many other great reconstructions out there
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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
Yes you can, there are indeed very few more recent reconstructions, but I would recommend you to make the head a bit smaller than me. =)
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JokerCarnage5Hobbyist General Artist
That thing is Carcharodontosaur-chow.:D
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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
=)
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TraheripteryxHobbyist General Artist
Kommt es mir nur so vor, oder hast du die Borsten verkürzt?
Hyrotrioskjan's avatar
HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
Ne, ich hab gar nichts gemacht... aber ich hab gesehen wie du es beim Arvalis Chat gepostet hast ^^
Kaijukid23's avatar
This one reminds me about the dwarf island dinosaurs in one of your older arts. They are actually smaller, right?
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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
Yes, they are similar because I used similar references for the unknown skulls of these titanosaurs =) 
Kaijukid23's avatar
Oh yes, the pygmy sauropod one is even shorter than an average adult man, and may got broken leg if we try to ride them
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EliTheDinoGuyStudent General Artist
 Do you happen to know what the skeletal remains for this animal are; I can't seem to find them anywhere...anyway, Fantastic as always! :)
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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
I was lucky enough that a scientist was able to send me some of Stomers original writings.
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EliTheDinoGuyStudent General Artist
Really? That's pretty big, Are you able to share? :)
Rasmus-Miami's avatar
Love the nickname. And the way the nose is colored definitely reminds me of one :)
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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
Thanks =D
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That is one swell beard too, by the way.
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SinandeHobbyist
Such skinny legs!
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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
Aegyptosaurus had surprising slender legs, the femur could have a bit more meat but the rest is very close to elephants and the myology of other sauropods.
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Looks deceptively small next to the huge Stromer! 
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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
Stromer was scientific giant ;)
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Looks good. I'm exited for Jurassic World, I've gotten over the no-feathers at this point.
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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
Thanks =)
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munkas02Hobbyist Traditional Artist
stromer was a cow for not finding the rest of spinosaurus and letting what he had be incinerated in the museum it was kept in!
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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
Well the Bahariya foramtion normally don't contain complete skeletons and he actually
wanted the fossils at save place but the museum direction refused his wish
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