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Rauisuchus tiradentes by lythronax-argestes Rauisuchus tiradentes by lythronax-argestes
For Paleocolour on Wikipedia's palaeoart review. The scale diagram in the paper inexplicably has a 1 m scale bar where there should be a 50 cm scale bar. It clashes with the scale bars in basically every single other figure, as well as the text itself. The silhouette is scaled to the chevron BSPG AS XXV 85b.

Skeletal elements (including unfigured elements) and skull silhouette from Lautenschlager & Rauhut (2015), rest of the silhouette from Batrachotomus in Gower & Schoch (2009) and Ghedoghedo for the tip of the tail. Eye size based on Nesbitt et al. (2012). Human from Andrew Farke.
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D-Juan Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2018  Student General Artist
They straight up made the whole animal twice bigger lol
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paleosir Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Were rauisuchids really quadrupedal? I thought it was mostly prestosuchids.
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lythronax-argestes Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bipedal "rauisuchians" (Postosuchus, probably Polonosuchus) form a clade of their own. "Rauisuchidae" as traditionally defined is paraphyletic. It is actually monotypic and contains only Rauisuchus.
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paleosir Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah. Confusing.
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PCAwesomeness Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2017
muh bipedalism

Nice scaling! Rauisuchians must have been really overestimated...
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paleosir Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not really.
Most sizes are unaffected, especially considering there are much more complete rauisuchians that you can scale from.
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PCAwesomeness Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018
What about 6 meter Postosuchus, 7 meter Saurosuchus, and 9 meter Fasolasuchus?
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paleosir Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
6 meter Postosuchus might be plausible going by some large material though I´m not sure. (I´ve heard of 80 cm long femora from Chinle, but I cannot find the source anymore).
Fasolasuchus is probably around 7 meters.
Saurosuchus is around 6 meters.
(And Prestosuchus is almost 8 meters max).

All of these estimates were made without looking at Rauisuchus itself. 
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105697 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25…

Here is a source for the giant Chinle femur, which suggests an animal around 7.5 meters based off of Postosuchus.
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bLAZZE92 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018
566mm-600mm is only 9%-15% larger than the femur of the Postosuchus specimen TTU-P
9000, reconstructed at 4.4m by Weinbaum (2013) and with a long tail at that. 

That suggests 4.8m-5.1m for the owner of the Chinle femur.
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paleosir Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! I was searching but for some reason I could not find it.
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Megalotitan Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the new element of scaling: chevrons
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105697 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2017
RUCK.
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Dinosaurlover83 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2017  Student Artist
Nicely done
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acepredator Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2017
The original rauisuchian
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Tigon1Monster Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2017
I thought it would be bigger than that?
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lythronax-argestes Featured By Owner Edited Nov 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's not. (Read the description!)
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Tigon1Monster Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2017
Oh. Okay.
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