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Here something I produced for the small Europasaurus commission. 
Here I included another Theropod to the size chart, a hypothetical dwarfed megalosaurid which is known from teeth. 
To quote the new paper: "Theropod teeth from bed 83 might be attributable to members of the Megalosauridae, Allosauroidea, Tyrannosauroidea, and Dromaeosauridae (Oliver Gerke, personal commun., 2014; Gerke and Wings, 2014). The largest theropod tooth, probably belonging to the Megalosauridae, measures 24 mm in crown high; the length of this theropod can be roughly estimated at around 4 m (Oliver Gerke, personal commun., 2014)."
Of course we don't know if this was a adult or juvenile, a species with especially small teeth etc. but I like the idea of a possible europsaurus-hunting theropod which had the right size to decimate the sauropod population not too much.
Unfortunately the already written text for the press didn't stated these fossils so the journalists would have been irritated, and in the end we used the smaller file ;)
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Evodolka's avatar
EvodolkaHobbyist Traditional Artist
invasive?
cool hearing that bt sad for the native theropods
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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
Well we know still way too little to know about their fate.
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EvodolkaHobbyist Traditional Artist
alright but knowing the track record of most invasive species it doesn't really end well :D
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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
Indeed
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EvodolkaHobbyist Traditional Artist
nice to see you see it too :D
Kagansaurus's avatar
Even the native theropod looks big next to europosaurus.
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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
Well, that's just speculative, they might be smaller.
Dinolover1416's avatar
I love Europasaurus so much. The idea of a tiny little brachiosaur warms my heart.
Utkudakid's avatar
UtkudakidHobbyist General Artist
You know,a creché sized sauropod that lives today would be the best pet choice
Hyrotrioskjan's avatar
HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
Haha, me too =D
Dinolover1416's avatar
By the looks of the invasive species, it looks like a massacre is about to take place.
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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
:nod:
Dinolover1416's avatar
(eerily happily nods)
Utkudakid's avatar
UtkudakidHobbyist General Artist
Arent Europasaurs real dinosaurs?
Hyrotrioskjan's avatar
HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
Yes they are, have I said they aren't? :?
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UtkudakidHobbyist General Artist
Somebody was like you are great at creating your own dinos in the comments,im just confused as always
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TraheripteryxHobbyist General Artist
She was refering to the art and the way he reconstructs them. ;)
Of course :iconwhiskerfacerumpel: knows her dinosaurs.^^
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UtkudakidHobbyist General Artist
wut
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WhiskerfaceRumpelHobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh dear, I just came across this.  Thank you Traheripteryx for the clarification.  And sorry for my misleading words, Utkudakid.  Please, everyone, have a nice day. 
DrGellar's avatar
Interesting that in bed 83 the largest tooth is attributed to a megalosaurid estimated at 4 meters in length.  That is so cool in of itself, but it is also interesting because it implies that the teeth of the potential allosauroid could represent a dwarf as well!  I imagine the tyrannosauroid and dromaeosaurid teeth may not necessarily represent dwarfs, but at this moment who knows.

Speaking of a dwarf megalosaurid, between it and Europasaurus...Dougal Dixon sort of predicted these types of dinosaur in his speculative evolution book The New Dinosaurs decades ago.  Sure, he didn't get the time period or location correct, and Europasaurus isn't a titanosaur...but hey, close enough.

By the way...your artwork is FANTASTIC!! :-)
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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
Thank you =D

Well, dwarfed theropods aren't really surprising, and the idea of insular dwarfism is pretty old,
in this case I would just say Dougal smelled the unavoidable ;)

The droameosaurids seems indeed not dwarfed which isn't surprising because these predators were 
not large, but it's the mixture which makes this Fauna so interesting =)
grisador's avatar
İnvader Species Do exist at The Cretaceous ! :O


Amazing Comprasion by the way ! :D
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HyrotrioskjanProfessional General Artist
Thanks =D
grisador's avatar
Very Welcome's :D


Yellow color is really new & look good on The dinosaur ! :)
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