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Dinovember day 3 - Nigersaurus by kingrexy Dinovember day 3 - Nigersaurus by kingrexy
Species: Nigersaurus taqueti
Etymology: Nigerian lizard
Classification: Saurischia, Sauropoda, rebbachisauridae
Diet: Herbivorous
Range: Niger
Environment: Inland floodplain (Riparian zone)
Era: Mesozoic
Time period:
 Cretaceous
Stage: Aptian-Albian
Appearance: unknown
Description: Nigersaurus is a genus of rebbachisaurid sauropod dinosaur that lived during the middle Cretaceous period, about 115 to 105 million years ago. It was discovered in the Elrhaz Formation in an area called Gadoufaoua, in the Republic of Niger. Fossils of this dinosaur were first described in 1976, but it was only named Nigersaurus taqueti in 1999, after further and more complete remains were found and described. The genus name means "Niger reptile", and the specific name honours the French palaeontologist Philippe Taquet, who discovered the first remains.

Small for a sauropod, Nigersaurus was about 9 metres (30 feet) long, and had a short neck. It weighed around four tonnes, comparable to a modern elephant. Its skeleton was highly pneumatised (filled with air spaces connected to air sacs), but the limbs were robustly built. Its skull was very specialised for feeding, with large fenestrae and thin bones. It had a wide muzzle filled with more than 500 teeth, which were replaced at a rapid rate: around every 14 days. The jaws may have borne a keratinous sheath. Unlike other tetrapods, the tooth-bearing bones of its jaws were rotated transversely relative to the rest of the skull, so that all of its teeth were located far to the front.

Nigersaurus and its closest relatives are grouped within the subfamily Rebbachisaurinae (formerly thought to be grouped in the eponymous Nigersaurinae) of the family Rebbachisauridae, which is part of the sauropod superfamily Diplodocoidea. Nigersaurus was probably a browser, and fed with its head close to the ground. The region of its brain that detected smell was underdeveloped, although its brain size was comparable to that of other dinosaurs. There has been debate on whether its head was habitually held downwards, or horizontally like other sauropods. It lived in a riparian habitat, and its diet probably consisted of soft plants, such as ferns, horsetails, and angiosperms. It is one of the most common fossil vertebrates found in the area, and shared its habitat with other dinosaurian megaherbivores, as well as large theropods and crocodylomorphs.

In the Picture: A Nigersaurus accidentaly steps and kills an araripesuchus while it makes its way towards to the river. The gigantic beast will heartlessly and mindlessly lumber into and across the river like as if nothing really happened.

Just Some youtube videos:
Sorry, got none


Before ya ask, yes, its design is based off of the Pectinodon from Jurassic Park the game. The araripesuchus had its design based on the JW apatosaurus. The patterns aren't really visible though.
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Cefal27 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great!
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kingrexy Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Thank ye! :D
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Cefal27 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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OtakuSauridae Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Didn't think the JPTG Troodon coloration would work on much, especially Sauropods. Nice work
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kingrexy Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! Tbh, the pectinodon has to be the most Jurassic and awesome design from the franchise if not the history of dino media that it works on everything.

Shame that the game could make a way better design than the new movies that are just so bad and suckish that they can't come up with anything original or even good designs. Nah, they're busy with making dinocrocs and dinosaurs that look nothing like what they are named after.
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LGJW Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2018
You used the coloration from JP troodon in Nigersaurus? Incredible :v
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kingrexy Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Isn't it?
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Dinoslayer84 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2018  Student General Artist
How about adding the Weird Dinosaurs clip of it?
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kingrexy Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Wait, it appeared in it? I haven't seen that docu since I was little. I didn't even remember that it existed until you pointed it out rn. Now I can remember a few docus from my childhood, like dino death trap that introduced me to guanlong.
Ahhhh, the childhood days.
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Dinosaurzzzz Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2018
Nice! Minor correction in the description though, you wrote "Nigerian lizard", while something from Niger is actually called "Nigerien".
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kingrexy Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Oh, okay. Thanks for letting me know! :D
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NRD23456 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
A true masterpiece! 
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kingrexy Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!
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NRD23456 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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Ashleydoesarts Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Eek this looks awesome!
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