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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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KostasGamer's avatar

its awesome but aren't the wings too small? it is believed that this creature could glide from tree to tree

Hyrotrioskjan's avatar

It is very unlikely that the animal was able to do that considering it's size, but this restoration sis very outdated anyway.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

KostasGamer's avatar

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

Hyrotrioskjan's avatar

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

KostasGamer's avatar

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

spinosaurus1's avatar
would you mind posting a source on the second specimen being bigger then the holotype. i'm actually quite interested
Hyrotrioskjan's avatar
There are just a few words about that specimen at the german version of the Wikipedia article =)
darkcrocodile's avatar
Balaur is epic just as all other island dinosaurs of late Cretaceous europe. your rendition of the animal is just awesome
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 :)
Hyrotrioskjan's avatar
Thank you so much =D :bow: =)
Therosaur's avatar
He looks quite chubby and symphatetic.And balaurs had only two fingers on front limbs.
PeteriDish's avatar
the ultimate raptor with swiss knives instead of hindlegs! =D great job!
PeteriDish's avatar
you're welcome! =D
Leggurm's avatar
What other Therapods where there?
Hyrotrioskjan's avatar
Theropods are rare in the fossil records. We have Tarascosaurus (abelisaurid) in France, but these are just a few bones.
darkcrocodile's avatar
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.
Hyrotrioskjan's avatar
I would really like to add Betasuchus, but it's position is that dubious that I don't want to risk it.
darkcrocodile's avatar
probably carnotaurinae but indeed it is quite dubious
S7alker117's avatar
Nice.

A good-looking dinosaur! :)
EWilloughby's avatar
Lovely osprey color scheme.
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