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Spinosaurus + Alanqa by paleopeter Spinosaurus + Alanqa by paleopeter

I have removed Sarcosuchus as it was too early for Spinosaurus as far as we know.



Spinosaurus.

Species: S. aegyptiacus, S. maroccansus. Meaning of name: Spined lizard.

North Africa, Albian to Cenomanian stages of the Cretaceous.

Classification: Theropoda, Tetanurae, Spinosauria.

Length: 17m.

Lifestyle: Piscivore/Carnivore.

 

Alanqa.

Species: A. saharica. Meaning of name Phoenix from Sahara.

Morocco, Albian to Cenomanian stages of the Cretaceous.

Classification: Pterosauria, Pterodactyloidea, Azhdarchidae.

Wingspan: 6m.

Lifestyle: Shellfish eater.

 


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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2016   Traditional Artist
The cunning spino has apparently  learned teleportation to instantly reach its victim!:D
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paleopeter Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I prefer your interpretation; I was going to say that Alanqa had a broken wing! :) (Smile) :happybounce: 
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016   Traditional Artist
Well I noticed you have another picture with almost identically posed Alanqa but with Spinosaurus much farther in the background, which gave me idea dinosaur has instantly teleported to its prey. :lol: BtW your pterosaurs are awesome, keep up the good work.:)
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paleopeter Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks M :) (Smile) :happybounce: 
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Wyatt-Andrews-Art Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
what's going on with those legs?
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paleopeter Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist

In what way?

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Wyatt-Andrews-Art Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
They're so long yet the rest of the body is anatomically accurate
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paleopeter Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist

These Spinosaurs pre-date the latest reconstruction but as a number of palaeontologists are unhappy with the latest reconstruction I thought I would wait until there is better fossil evidence before I change them. To construct a fossil from different animals from different locations and possibly different species is fraught with problems. The hind legs look inadequate to support their weight and the feet are too small to traverse soft mud. Conversely the large forelimbs show no adaptations for either swimming or quadrupedal walking so I remain a bit sceptical. :) (Smile) 

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Wyatt-Andrews-Art Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Right now it kind of looks like this Spinosaurus aegyptacus 8/21/16 by Paleop
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paleopeter Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Good drawing! :happybounce:  

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Paleop Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you
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Wyatt-Andrews-Art Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
indeed!
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grisador Featured By Owner May 5, 2015
You did a REALLY Accurate And Good Work Here ! Congratulations ! :D


Seriously I can't understand how they can possiblity ever think Spinosaurus is a Qued. ? Theropods can't even Pronate their hands Onto Ground ! 
And Finding a smaller specimen's bone's and  '' Assume '' the Correct leg size's Will result by İnaccurate Chimera's !  Rage 

Spinosauroid Species have a Very Large Scale diet; They are the first Dinosaur/Avian Species ever eat Giant Shark Sized Fish and other Large Aquatic Diet BUT they will eat Terrestrial Prey too

Pterosaur and İguanadon remains found on a Baryonx is the Best Proof of That  Nod 


Sarcosuchus, Too is a Generalist like Spinosauroids but İs less picky what it cath  :O


Biggest Predators of their time; maybe all times; Just Wow  Wow! 
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paleopeter Featured By Owner Edited May 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Thanks D although I will change the pronated hands when I get a chance. I think you are right, reconstructing a fossil from four different animals can create a Frankenstein’s monster, all the aquatic Spinosaurus lacks is a bolt through its neck! Oh yeah. Yay. Good for you. 

The arms look too big & the legs are clearly inadequate for ether a terrestrial or aquatic lifestyle. Perhaps the Palaeontologist were assuming the legs were becoming vestidual but were are all the other adaptations for an aquatic lifestyle, splayed out limbs, broad paddle like hands & feet, eyes & nostrils moved to the top of its skull & many, many more?  No, I disagree! 

Today the largest Crocodiles can conceal themselves in just 18 inches of water; Spinosaurus had 6 foot high spines on its back so it wasn’t an ambush predator! What was the spines function? They are similar to Deinocheirus but are that also aquatic? The problem facing any Theropod becoming aquatic in shallow water are those great long legs underneath its body that actually point slightly inwards! This is less of a problem on a small Theropod that’s more birdlike so we would expect the first aquatic Theropod to be small, and then evolve into something larger & better adapted but is there any evidence of that?  :| (Blank Stare) 

 

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grisador Featured By Owner May 6, 2015
I thank you ! :)

I am sure Not All scientists agree with this 'theory' but I think This is actually a False/feigned announcement made only for get money Funds from Donater's :(
National Geographic is (AGAİN) Failed me as showed its is; clearly; NOT a Neutral scientific Foundation but rather a Un-Scientific Commerical Foundation :/

Its Arms Looking Like have the size of a Gorilla (King Kong hands is my joke) ! :O   And its legs clearly look like some sort of Chimera; They are TOO much small even use them as Paddle's ! 
Even the İllustrators of Nat. Geo. draw them as Big and they made its real life sized Sculpture As Bipedal ! Even they wouldn't believe such a (Unclear) Discovery  Rage 

Its clearly known the Animal is Amphibious/Semi-Aquatic lifestyle.

That has a life going/switching its Habitat between Land and Water; They make a (False) Documentary about it and showed the Animal as 'Entirely' Aquatic !
I think they gave the FanTrolls what they want....

We see no evidence as the animal's true ancestors go Quedr. ; but we found evidence as they hunt both Aquatic and Terrestrial prey; but Spinosaurus couldn't capable of do nothing with those 'legs' even catching simple fish is become İMPOSSİBLE !  CURSE YOU! 

There aren't any evidence; To be Honest even the 'Unknown Mysterious Giant Underwater Monsters' has way more evidence; At least their voice recorded I think I've fainted. 
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paleopeter Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist

I am sure you’re right; I’m thinking something between a heron and a stork but with much larger prey plus a bit of vulture! :happybounce: 

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grisador Featured By Owner May 8, 2015
Thanks :)

A very good idea for that Animal  Nod 

I kinda see the species like Pelican/Heron/Crocodile but absolutely Not a CrocoDuck as Trolls said :D
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Valentina-01 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014
I believe that the most dangerous predator Spinosaurus. Even more dangerous Tyrannosaurus.
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paleopeter Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Like a cross between Dimetrodon & Godzilla!:happybounce: 

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Valentina-01 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014
Exactly.:D (Big Grin) 
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acepredator Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014
uh, the pterosaur was a carnivore not a piscivore, the dinosaur was a crocodile-like ambush predator, and the crocodile lived 15 million years before the other two.

so all three animals are wrong.
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paleopeter Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist

The latest research shows that Alanqa was a shellfish eater.

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acepredator Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
Still no piscivore.
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paleopeter Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist

That’s why I changed it but neither was it a carnivore so it looks like we were both wrong!  Palaeontology is a dynamic science constantly changing with each new find or research. The great thing about deviantART & Photoshop is our work & captions can be quickly modified in response to this.  

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acepredator Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
Yes it WAS a carnivore (piscivory is a branch of carnivory, and when those fish are dinosaur-sized it certainly is a formidable predator)
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paleopeter Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Crocodiles can conceal themselves in just 18 inches of water; Spinosaurus had 6 foot high spines on its back!!!!! Can you see the problem with your hypothesis? What inspired the drawing was Irritator was found with pterosaur remains in its stomach. According to my reference books all lived in the Albian to Cenomanian and Alanqa is only known from the tip of its toothless jaws so I will add a question mark after lifestyle. 

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acepredator Featured By Owner Edited Oct 19, 2014
Sarchosuchus was Aptian

Crocodiles hold their body at an angle. this thing could have, therefore submerging its spines.

Azhdarchid pterosaurs hunted on land, walking over the ground.
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paleopeter Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Unless you’re the proud owner of a time machine everything you say is just speculative. I would love to see your drawing of Spinosaurs hiding in 18 inches of water! 

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acepredator Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
I never said it would hide in 18 inches, but that it could hide in water.
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paleopeter Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist

A blue whale can hide in water but that doesn’t make it an ambush predator!!!

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acepredator Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
But that is a very different animal to Spinosaurus.
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acepredator Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
LOL

You are the one that does not do basic research 
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paleopeter Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist

I just copy the captions out of books so don’t have a go at me, argue with the Palaeontologist who write them but don’t forget to quote your sources of information.

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acepredator Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
ok
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paleopeter Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist

You will be happy to know (or angry) that I spent early October  talking to Palaeontologists on the Isle of Wight & they convinced me that the larger Azhdarchidae were unsuited to an aquatic lifestyle because of there small hands & feet, plus remains of young dinosaurs have been found in their stomach cavities so they were almost certainly hunter/scavengers.

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Roffstring Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014
Yes!! I like seeing the internet's take on this new freaky deaky Spino material.
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paleopeter Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Thanks for the fave! I’m not a big believer in putting spikes & feathers on everything, also what percentage of creatures today have bony extensions of their skeletons just for display? :happybounce: 

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wolfwings1 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014
Dinosaur pwns reptile!   Great drawing :>
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paleopeter Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks WW :happybounce: 
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wolfwings1 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014
Your welcome :>
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King-Edmarka Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nicely done!  :clap:
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paleopeter Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks K E :happybounce: 
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JoakinMar Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
Cool work!!!! I see you have modified the sail. Fantastic!!!!
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paleopeter Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Thanks for your help J M :happybounce: 

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JoakinMar Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
A pleasure!!!!
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EtySky Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
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paleopeter Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Ety :happybounce: 
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EtySky Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem ^_^
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