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Balaur bondoc arboreal yesterdays by JELSIN Balaur bondoc arboreal yesterdays by JELSIN
my second drawing for "all your yesterdays" in which I propose a different position to the first finger of the famous Balaur's foot, in this position might better grasp the branches of the trees, that would also explain the atrophy of the third finger of the hands, perhaps allowing the appearance of longer feathers , to this I have added the probability of that Balaurs go up the prey to the trees as the actual leopards do .
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grisador Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015
Amazing
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Terizinosaurus Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015
FANTASTIC WORK :) :) :)
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acepredator Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014
This one seems highly likely.
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JonaGold2000 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Interesting
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Saurophagus Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this may just be the coolest and most probable all yesterdays entry I've seen!
Bravo!
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PonchoFirewalker01 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
Makes sense. Now that I think about it, the two-clawed deal reminds me a bit like the koala's thumb(s). :)
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Kazuma27 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Almost like i imagine Balaur to be, except i envision him as an omnivore; super-neat concept by the way! :)
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pilsator Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I concur with Emily on the hallucal range, but it sure looks badass!
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Saberrex Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like this idea a lot. it seems quite plausible. the top predator of Hatzeg would be all the more dangerous if it was dragging kills into trees or ambushing prey from those trees.
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DeinonychusEmpire Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I doubt Balaur was the top predator of Hatzeg with Hatzegopteryx around...
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acepredator Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014
This. 

The theropod cowers and the pterosaur reigns supreme.

Seems Hatz was specialized for killing even the adult sauropods in the area.
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Saberrex Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hatzegopteryx preferred fox-sized dinosaurs as prey, that way it could still take off after eating. Balaur could probably take down grown Rhabdodon and subadult Magyarosaurus.
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acepredator Featured By Owner Edited Dec 21, 2014
An 2013 study found that no, this thing is a terror-bird like apex predator. It was built like a combination weightlifter-sprinter. It also had a shorter, very robust neck to grapple with prey.
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Saberrex Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
seriously? Hatzegopteryx?
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acepredator Featured By Owner Edited Dec 28, 2014
Yes. It was built nothing like Quetzalcoatlus. Its body was seriously beefed up, with an extremely robust skull ten feet long at least.
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Saberrex Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
whoa!
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acepredator Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
Meaning it is easily the most frightening terrestrial predator of all time.

Giant giraffe-stork-carnosaur of death, anyone?
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DeinonychusEmpire Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
In defense of Hatzegopteryx it could have easily bullied around the other inhabitants of Hațeg Island, effortlessly snatching up their infants and juveniles, and scaring off smaller predators (including Balaur) from kills to scavenge the remains. Maybe Hatzegopteryx wasn't exactly the "top predator," but it was certainly the "top dog." Such a freak of nature must've had a relatively dominant life amongst dwarfs, you'd think.
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Saberrex Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
perhaps. i doubt it would bother a Balaur though, considering the bites of dromaeosaurs are likely comparable to similar-sized alligators (as was confirmed with Deinonychus), i do not believe a Hatzegopteryx would confront one or a family group of them. they probably avoided each other overall, especially considering the pterosaur's delicate wing bones.
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DeinonychusEmpire Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Dromaeosaur bites are likely comparable to similar-sized alligators? That seems a rather extraordinary claim. I don't think dromaeosaurs had the jaw structure or musculature for that. Do you have a source?
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Saberrex Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology from 2010. fossil evidence has appeared in the form of Tenontosaurus bones that have deep puncture wounds from the teeth of a large Deinonychus. as Deinonychus rarely bit into bone, it is likely this was a killing or debilitating bite. the toothmarks reveal the bite was on par with that of a similar-sized alligator. Now imagine what the bite force was for Velociraptor, Dromaeosaurus, Balaur, or a 20-foot, possibly up to 36-foot long, maybe two-ton Utahraptor.
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DeinonychusEmpire Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What was the title of the publication and who were the authors? I want to check out the paper for myself, and while knowing it was in a 2010 issue of The Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology is helpful, it's not near specific enough for me to track it down.

I'm not sure where you're getting your information about dromaeosaurs from, for example Utahraptor could have hardly been 1,000-1,100 pounds in weight. Even a potential 36-foot specimen wouldn't have near approached just one ton in weight. There is no logic behind a two ton (4,000 pound) Utahraptor. Dromaeosaurs weren't robust killing machines, they were relatively delicate predators. You wouldn't look at one and think two-legged crocodile, you'd think bird.
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome!
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T-PEKC Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
Nice artwork.
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skyvalr Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent!
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Sir-Conor Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my god this awesome beyond description
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DeinonychusEmpire Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It makes sense of an odd characteristic, for sure. A dromaeosaur needs a damn good reason to have two enlarged sickle claws on each foot.
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ForgottenDemigod Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww :aww: .
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EWilloughby Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'm not sure Balaur's hallux would have that kind of range of motion, but it's still a neat idea. Love how birdlike and elegant you drew them.
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DinoBirdMan Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Student Artist
That one looks pretty awesome!!!:D
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
Awesome drawing :clap:
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