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Dinovember: Carnotaurus

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Hey everyone! Throughout the month of November I have drawn dinosaur portraits for Dinovember over on Facebook and Twitter. The 20th day and my 9th dinosaur choice was Carnotaurus!
 
One of my favorites out of the series. 

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Brutonyx Traditional Artist
Great work!
I think the skull openings are a bit too obvious, though
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Wyatt-Andrews-ArtHobbyist General Artist
Animals with rugose skull textures like turtles and ankylosaurs will often be this way
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Brutonyx Traditional Artist
Theropod rugosity is an intermediary condition between a 'shrinkwrapped' and a 'soft-faced' condition, not like turtles and Ankylosaurs.
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Wyatt-Andrews-ArtHobbyist General Artist
According to Witton (2018) (?), Tyrannosaurus was somewhat shrinkwrapped due to the texture of its face. I think this Carnotaurus qualifies as somewhat shrinkwrapped based on Majungasaurus' face texture
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"The top and front of the skull of the abelisaurid theropod, Majungasaurus crenatissimus, matches osteological and histological criteria for dermal armour, and this is good reason to restore this species with thick, collagen-reinforced skin over its snout and braincase region (Hieronymus 2009). Adjacent skull areas - the sides of the jaws, the roof of the mouth, the orbital and cheek regions  - also show hints of a gnarly skin covering, these being marked with a bone texture characterised by deep pits and grooves. Among modern animals, this seems best correlated with thick, highly keratinised skin, such as cornified pads or beaks (Heironymus 2009; Hieronymus et al. 2009). When considered with the correlate for dermal armour, these textures suggest the face and oral cavity of Majungasaurus was covered in deep, reinforced skin tissue, and we have to wonder how much of the underlying skull structure was obvious in life".
From Witton (2017).
It speaks for itself
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draenei-friendHobbyist General Artist
Great work!:iconthumbsupplz::iconilikeitplz:
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LindseyWArtProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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