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Cryptid Sketch: Kasai Rex (Updated) by Strikerprime Cryptid Sketch: Kasai Rex (Updated) by Strikerprime
*I decided to redo my Kasai Rex sketch. Now I think it looks much better. :) (Smile)

The 
Kasai Rex is a gigantic therapod cryptid from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is said to be a surviving theropod dinosaur, such as Tyrannosaurus rex, though it has also been depicted as a huge monitor lizard as well as a terrestrial crocodile.

In 1932, Swedish plantation owner John Johnson (sometimes spelled Johanson) was traveling with a servant in the Kasai Valley. They encountered a rhinoceros and tried to avoid detection when a large creature rushed from the undergrowth and attacked the rhino. Johnson fainted and the servant ran away. When Johnson recovered, he saw the creature eating the rhino.

"It was reddish in color, with blackish-colored stripes," he said later. "It had a long snout and numerous teeth." He decided that the creature, 13 m (43 ft) long, was aTyrannosaurus, and also said "The legs were thick; it reminded me of a lion, built for speed".

However, no tyrannosaurs were known to live in Africa, but one theropod similar to the size report and lived in Africa is none other than the Carcharodontosaurus saharicusCarcharodontosaurus was the apex predator of Early Cretaceous Africa, and was also known to compete over food with Spinosaurus aegyptiacus.

Note: I decided to go with a T-Rex design for the Kasai Rex. I based its colors of the the T-Rex in the Jurassic Park novel. 

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161894 Featured By Owner May 16, 2018  Student General Artist
Awesome.
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OwenXMalaysia Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
maybe the dinosaur is a D-rex ((the smaller ancestor of the t rex))
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Strikerprime Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2016  Student
A D-Rex?
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OwenXMalaysia Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aka daspletosaurus i think
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Strikerprime Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2016  Student
Oh, okay then.

You might want to stick with calling it Daspletosaurus then, since it technically doesn't have "Rex" in its name. It can get confusing.
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OwenXMalaysia Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh okay i though you knew by the D in it 
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PerfectChaos22 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Well if it real, K.Rex would most likely be a Characharodontasaur rather than a Tyrannosaur as Cdontasaurs (That is a long and hard ass name to spell) were common in parts of Africa......sh@# you already said that I just read what you typed. Also don't eat the rhinos, those things are already under populated enough and they don't need to be eaten by something that should be extinct, eat some of the poachers instead, there's plenty of them
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Strikerprime Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015  Student
Hey, K-Rex eats what it can kill. Which in this scenario was a Rhino.
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ChangerOfWays42 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015
That is very interesting
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Strikerprime Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Student
what is? The Kasai Rex?
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ChangerOfWays42 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015
Yes, that no Tyrannosaurs was found in Africa, yet the legend came from africa
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Strikerprime Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Student
Well the reason no Tyrannosaurs lived in Africa (or South America for that matter) was due to the arrangement of the continents at the time. Tyrannosaurs only roamed North America and Asia, while Caracharodontids, Abelisaurs and Spinosaurs only roamed South America and Africa. 
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