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Balaur bondoc

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So, after some visitors ask when the Balaur comes, here he is.
Maybe you are wondering why this specimen is bigger as the holotyp.
Thats because of the second specimen that was found. (45% bigger).
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its awesome but aren't the wings too small? it is believed that this creature could glide from tree to tree

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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist

It is very unlikely that the animal was able to do that considering it's size, but this restoration sis very outdated anyway. It still follows the dromaeosaur interpretation.

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ooh so it was just like all the other "normal" dromeosaurs?

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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist

It's no longer considered to be a dromaeosaur, but a basal bird.

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so it was a flightless basal bird....ok thanks for the information

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spinosaurus1Hobbyist General Artist
would you mind posting a source on the second specimen being bigger then the holotype. i'm actually quite interested
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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
There are just a few words about that specimen at the german version of the Wikipedia article =)
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Balaur is epic just as all other island dinosaurs of late Cretaceous europe. your rendition of the animal is just awesome
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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
Thank you :lol:
Trygon24's avatar
This balaur is fantastic ! I reaally like the inspiration of Osporey for the colors, it suits him very well in my opinion :)
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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
Thank you so much =D :bow: =)
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He looks quite chubby and symphatetic.And balaurs had only two fingers on front limbs.
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PeteriDishHobbyist General Artist
the ultimate raptor with swiss knives instead of hindlegs! =D great job!
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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
Thanks =D
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PeteriDishHobbyist General Artist
you're welcome! =D
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LeggurmHobbyist Writer
What other Therapods where there?
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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
Theropods are rare in the fossil records. We have Tarascosaurus (abelisaurid) in France, but these are just a few bones.
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You forgot about betasuchus, a slightly bigger dutch abelisaurid around 4 meters in length known from only a leg bone and allodaposaurus, a crocodilian from france and romania about 3 meters long.
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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
I would really like to add Betasuchus, but it's position is that dubious that I don't want to risk it.
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probably carnotaurinae but indeed it is quite dubious
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S7alker117Professional Writer
Nice.

A good-looking dinosaur! :)
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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
Thank you =)
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EWilloughbyProfessional General Artist
Lovely osprey color scheme.
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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
Thanks a lot =)
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