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Oxalaia

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The south american cousin of Spinosaurs is a monster... no wonder that the small Pterodaustro flees in panic.

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Is this sail-backed animal a biped, like how this picture portrayed it and unlike Spinosaurus, thus resembling an outdated pre-2014 Spinosaurus? :)
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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
There are only skull fragments so it is not really known how this animal looked like, and it was even speculated that it is "just" a south american species 
of Spinosaurus. However you are not wrong that I let nostalgia guide myself here a little. 

(btw. there is not really evidence for Spinosaurus being not a biped)
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Oh, I'm just curious.
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EvodolkaHobbyist Traditional Artist
so was this the same size as a T.Rex or not as big?
just curious
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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
Since we have just a fragment of this animal it's pretty much speculation how large it was, but here it is indeed around the size of a rex.
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oh cool
if thats the case all the 2 legged spinosaurus in games i will now call Oxalaia

can i also ask what it's name means?
it sounds cool so i'm interested :D
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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
When I remember correctly the name comes from a south american god.

Well, you could also call every spinosaur on four legs in games a fake-spinosaur. 
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EvodolkaHobbyist Traditional Artist
ooh neat, i'll research that more soon :D

and good point but since Oxalaia fits how they look it's better to say that
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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
There is actually the theory that Oxalaia is just a species of Spinosaurus and should be named Spinosaurus quilombensis.
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EvodolkaHobbyist Traditional Artist
ok judging by the amount of NOTHING found on this guy i'm surpised they even thought "probably looks like spinosaurus but smaller"
if it DOES come out like a spinosaurus then i'd be amazed :D
and personally i'd profare Spinosaurus Oxalaiatus or something like that
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Well, the found fragment is very similar to the the known Spinosaurus material.
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CeratopsiaStudent General Artist
Awesome! I see you have revised. The old one was cool, but too skinny. Great job ( as always :D (Big Grin) )
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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
Thanks =D
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CeratopsiaStudent General Artist
Your welcome :) (Smile) 
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JokerCarnage5Hobbyist General Artist
This is so freaking cool. 
You just made me a Oxalaia fan:D
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I must say this reconstruction is most likely outdated now, Oxalaia is considered by some as a species of Spinosaurus now and if not
it's still a very close relative and had maybe similar proportions.
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you can say a lot but that smaller cousin is still a big boy and it's AWSOME
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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
Of course XD
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IT IS FANTASTIC!!! :)
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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
Thanks =)
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Anyone think this is just a South American S. aegypticus?
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T-ReXdjHobbyist Artist
Yes, i do!
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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
Possible, but I wait for my fossils and papers before I confirm "Spinosaurus quilombensis" 
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