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Alioramus altai

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Alioramus altai - Not all tyrannosaurids had boxy heads...also, it's NOT a baby T. bataar


Temporal range: Late Cretaceous, Maastrichtian, ~70-65.5 Ma

Length: ~5-6 metres
Probable mass: ~650-700 kilograms

Etymology: Different branch from the Altai Mountains


Alioramus
is a genus of tyrannosaurid theropod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous period of Asia. It is known from two species, A. remotus and A. altai. The second species, A. altai, known from a much more complete skeleton than A. remotus, was named and described by Stephen Brusatte and colleagues in 2009.
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Yes, tyrannosaurs were most likely feathered, get over it, lizard-like-tyrannosaur fanatics...

Based on :icongetawaytrike:'s Alioramus
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UPDATE(5/15/2016): A complete remake. Cured of shrinkwrapping and overfeathering, and the broken wrists have been healed.
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UPDATE(10/15/2016): Fully lipped
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JonaGold2000's avatar
Nobody really thinks Alioramus is a juvenile Tarbosaurus, that's Maleevosaurus's job
SpinoInWonderland's avatar
IIRC, Currie et al. 2003 suggested that it could be a juvenile Tarbosaurus.
SpinoInWonderland's avatar
Nobody now thinks that because it's been falsified by the newer discoveries.

That was a hypothesis made back when it's phylogenetic relationships were unclear, and before A. altai was discovered.
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keesey's avatar
Cool -- a lot of your work would translate very easily into silhouettes, if you ever felt like submitting here: phylopic.org/
ZeWqt's avatar
Nice deviation! But there is a mistake in your Alioramus!
ZeWqt's avatar
Exactly! Their hands were oriented a bit like if they want to clap their hands. I also don't think that multi tons Tyrannosaurids didn't have a feathery coat, but just small patches of feathers, maybe for display, but for a Tyrannosaur as Alioramus, this feathering is great.
SpinoInWonderland's avatar
Yeah, the skeletal that I referenced seemed a bit inaccurate, but I wasn't focused on that, and was more focused on the feathers. Let's just say that it got it's hand dislocated by interspecific/intraspecific conflict though :D
ZeWqt's avatar
Ouch! Oh, if you want, you can see a theory about the difference of feathering on a a species here [link] it's a picture that I made using SPORE Galactic Adventures.
SpinoInWonderland's avatar
That theory is entirely possible. You can see quite some differences between subspecies of any animal today.
SFulmo's avatar
I like the feathers, I'll admit I can't draw feathers at all...
Tyrannosaurs actually look better in feathers :D
SpinoInWonderland's avatar
Yeah, it's a shame that people diss feathered tyrannosaurs in favor of their beloved Jurassic Park Tyrannosaurus! They look far better when feathered, too bad people sometimes call them giant turkeys...
SFulmo's avatar
Well so far I haven't come across people doing that, this isn't youtube :clap:.
SpinoInWonderland's avatar
I have come across people like that irl though...
SFulmo's avatar
I see... I just realized your brolyeuphyfusion from Carnivora :O...
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JWArtwork's avatar
This is a very good reconstruction of Alioramus, certainly amongst the better ones I've seen! :nod:
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