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Asfaltovenator - the long awaited predator

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2 years ago Oliver Rauhut already introduced us to this new theropod at the EAVP meeting in Portugal, but the fossil was out of the ground by that time already for quite some time. 
Problem was, as I was told, the complex phylogeny that was involved. As a (potential) basal allosauroid this new taxon would often jumps around all over the place, the character mix overlaps so much with other taxa and lineages that it becomes clear that this paper is far from being the last word in this debate. As you can expect the basal members of a clade would have looked and behaved all very similar and Asfaltovenator illustrates this perfect, it also shows that even well preserved and fairly complete specimens don't have to be devoid of mystery. This middle Jurassic monster will hopefully not be the last theropod from this locality, all middle Jurassic material is precious! 

I wanted to do this little painting since two years and the paper gave me the opportunity, not very creative for sure, but I just wanted to work a little with this new genus. Hope you like it.

Here the paper www.nature.com/articles/s41598…
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kumarkiranb356Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This kinda reminds me of the allosaurus from dinosaur revolution...or especially the drawings by FredTheDinosaurMan!
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LeviBernardo13Student Traditional Artist
Amazing color and details! But I would just like to ask a couple of questions, I find the arrangement of distal phalanges strange. I think I'm rushing because I still don't read the paper, and I honestly don't know anything about this, but I also notice that the paper diagram puts the phalanges like Allosaurus, and in fact the diagram is nothing more than the ancient image of Allosaurus Made by Scott Hartman. With the skull of Asfaltovenator superimposed on the bones of Allosaurus and the missing fossils removed with a very dark gray color and different from the original black. I just want to know what happened there. Please and thanks.
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SpeculaTimsauru5Hobbyist General Artist

AMAZING WORK!!!!

As always

bluewingfairy's avatar
Good morning, Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
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CyberCorn-EntropicHobbyist Traditional Artist
This must have been a chubby girl singing opera.  She belts out such a tragic auria.

♪ My tum-tum is empty! ♫
♪ My gut is hollow! ♫
♪ My toofers twinge! ♫
♪ My innards cry tears born of pangs! ♫

(I know this sounds strange, but this picture looks all the world to me like Asfaltovenator is singing a really tragic song. =p  Good work!)
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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
Really? Oh please, this nonsense has really no place here. 
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I’m sorry! Just don’t look at it or click it!
MugenSeiRyuu's avatar
What are you? Mentally challenged or something like that? That crap is fake or I would be dead dozens of times by now.
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TheDinoDrawer66Hobbyist General Artist
Splendid work. The colouration looks nice.
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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
Thanks a lot =)
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TheDinoDrawer66Hobbyist General Artist
No problems.
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USB262Hobbyist Digital Artist
YEAH A NEW ALLOSAUROID!


sorry I'm very excited, I love these animals as heck.
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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
Oh, don't hold back, this IS a very cool specimen =)
USB262's avatar
USB262Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah.
KingOfCopper16's avatar
love the skin and the purple mouth, you should draw more of this guy, he looks amazing
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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
Thanks a lot =)
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MacheeMiHobbyist

that is one big smile! :)

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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
=D
Dinosaurevil's avatar
"Long waited predator" my boi Jochua, you know the Giant Theropod of Toundoute (Toarcian Morocco)? That´s a truly must see for most of the Theropod Fans!!! Even with that, i cannot show how awesome is this Asfaltovenator (Well yes: agaahghasgahgahgshaghasgAAHAHDADHAJDHAJ) Ah, and your rendition is one of the best i had seen: ex-qui-si-te.
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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
Ohhh, I think I actually never heard of that one. 
Dinosaurevil's avatar
Yeah, it is barely cited, only ob the Berberosaurus paper as a "Large Theropod of Uncertain affinities" and the Tazoudasaurus reconstruction paper  "Enigmatic Large Theropod"
bhut's avatar
It looks really good here!
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