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Ampelosaurus

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Ampelosaurus will be the biggest dinosaur of the coming Size chart.
Thanks to the help of casearutena, I was able to draw the skull more realistic as my first sketches look like.
The dinosaur is often showed with very large spikes, but the biggest ones are just 28cm long.

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10-15m long
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vasixHobbyist Digital Artist
Our favorite European titanosaur.......
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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
My too =)
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vasixHobbyist Digital Artist
Hmmm
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Congratulations !

You have well represented the robust aspect of this animal, compared to the more slender appearance of other titanosaur like Lirainosaurus and Atsinganosaurus. The shape of the head is also rather well reconstructed.

Concerning the osteoderms, if the biggest is 28 cm (with the part inserted into the skin), the spine itself is only 12 cm. But the size of the ampelosaur owner of this osteoderm is unknown.

About Atsinganosaurus, I just reread the original paper describing this slender titanosaur, it seems that this dinosaur is the smallest of the three titanosaurs of the Ibero-Occitan Island. The size of the animal is not mentioned in the article, but from bones dimensions, Atsinganosaurus seems have a similar size that Magyarosaurus. Atsinganosaurus is more basal than Ampelosaurus and Lirainosaurus, and apparently, it shares several common features with the African Malawisaurus from the Lower Cretaceous.
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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
Thank you very much =D =D

You see the influence of the Malawisaurus in my picture.
For this reason it's longer as the Magyarosaurus. The proportions are so different to the other Titanosaurs of the size chart.
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Wow! so Great! :)
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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
Thank you =)
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