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Atlasaurus imelakei by SpinoInWonderland Atlasaurus imelakei by SpinoInWonderland
Atlasaurus imelakei - a short-necked brachiosaur

Temporal range: Middle Jurassic, Bathonian-Callovian, around ~166 Ma

Length: ~15-17 meters
Mass: ~20-25 tonnes

Etymology: Giant reptile from the Atlas [mountains]


Atlasaurus was discovered by Monbaron, Russell & Taquet in 1999. It is known from a nearly complete skeleton found at Wawmda, in the Middle Jurassic (Bathonian-Callovian) Tiougguit Formation, Azilal Province, Tadla-Azilal region, Morocco.

Atlasaurus appears to be closer to Brachiosaurus than to any other known sauropod based on detailed similarities between the vertebral column and limbs. It differs from Brachiosaurus, relative to the estimated length of the dorsal vertebral column, in having a proportionately larger skull, a shorter neck, a longer tail and more elongated limbs.
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Based on :iconpaleo-king: 's Atlasaurus skeletal fav.me/d64xtop
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UPDATE(8/17/2016): A complete remake.
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JonaGold2000 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like this coloration
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ForbiddenParadise64 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016
Am liking the lack of shrink wrapping in such beasts. A shame most general reconstructions make them skeletons with skin on.
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Lorenzo-Franzese Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice to see sauropods finally decipted colorful.
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:icondovahsaurpaleoknight:
Such odd proportions for a sauropod :p
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salpfish1 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!:) (Smile) 
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spinosaurus1 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
noice
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Ursumeles Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016
Very nice, with an interesting colouring. I didn't even know that Atlasaurus and Brachiosaurus were so close to each other. Are any other Dinosaurs from this time and area known?
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SpinoInWonderland Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016
Given the potential error bars for their not-well-sampled formations, Afrovenator and Jobaria could count.
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Ursumeles Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016
Thank yo very much :)
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SporemasterHIMPO Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Student
Wow cool and how on earth did you make all those scales? Did you use some programme...?
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SpinoInWonderland Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
Thanks!

I made an extra layer, set it to overlay, used pattern stamp tool and painted over the silhouette with the scale texture, and made that layer into a clipping mask.
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SporemasterHIMPO Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Student
Oh cool. What programme was it?
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SpinoInWonderland Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
Photoshop CS4...
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fishofglass Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
good!
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