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Ampelosaurus atacis. Watercolors, 2009/
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DaWonderer Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
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guilmon182 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool! I've never heard of this one! Is it a more recent find? Oh, and Ampelosaurus in JP!
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T-PEKC Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Thank you!

Well, it depends on what you call recent find. It was described in 1995, with some material found in 1989, but for some reason it's not that popular despite its unusual (and pretty cool imo) appearance. I too hadn't heard about Ampelosaurus before illustrating it, but once I learnt about it I knew I have to draw/paint it.
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guilmon182 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't know why it isn't more popular. It's a spiky sauropod for corn's sake!
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T-PEKC Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
Exactly my thoughts!
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HellraptorStudios Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really good, Titanosaurid yes ?
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T-PEKC Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Yes, it's titanosaurian sauropod from the Early Maastricthian of France.
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HellraptorStudios Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I see, just wanted to check to see if i was right.
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masonday Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!!!!!!!!!!
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punisherfan1138 Featured By Owner May 1, 2010
That's totally awesome!
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009
Lovely colors.
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:icont-pekc:
T-PEKC Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009
Thanks.
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Brad-ysaurus Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009
Does Ampelosaurus have the most diverse/ornate armour of known lithostrotians? It should be more famous than it currently is.
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T-PEKC Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009
I'm not sure but probably yes.

I agree Ampelosaurus should be more famous. I was shocked when I read that it's the most well known European sauropod.
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Brad-ysaurus Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009
Even since the discovery of Europasaurus?
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T-PEKC Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009
I don't know... I just read it in wikipedia (yeah, I know that wiki is not the best source out there).
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casearutena Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
Ampelosaurus should soon be more famous with the discovery of a new nearly complete skeleton (not yet described) including one of the most complete titanosaurs skulls in the world. Indeed, nearly all the skull bones have been collected.

At the present time, only the braincase, the right dentary, both premaxillae and both maxillae are exposed in the Dinosaur Museum of Espéraza. Other skull bones, including the left dentary, at least one surangular and numerous elements of the cranium like jugal, lacrimal, etc., are not yet presented to the public.

Interestingly, the right maxilla (the most complete) shows, like Rapetosaurus krausei from Madagascar, an enlarged antorbital fenestra. This one, like the Malagasy taxon, extends anteriorly over the tooth row and the maxilla presents ventrally an elongate, narrow jugal process. These features are not present in other rare titanosaur skulls like the one of Nemegtosaurus mongoliensis from Mongolia, suggesting than Ampelosaurus and Rapetosaurus belong to the same group or subgroup of titanosaurs.

If this interests some of you, I can send you photos of the three types of osteoderms of certain bones of the skull and the sculpture of the head of Ampelosaurus based on this new skull.
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DinosaurianDude Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Or Magyarosaurus? Wich has been more often portrayed aswell?
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EWilloughby Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009  Professional General Artist
The detail in the armor is really nice!
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T-PEKC Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009
Thank you! :)
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MugenSeiRyuu Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009
Very well use of different shades of green.
Nice details, especially the armor.
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T-PEKC Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009
Thanks!
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MugenSeiRyuu Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009
You are welcome!
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hyphenatedsuperhero Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oooh, very nice. Great work with the dermal armor.
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T-PEKC Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009
Thank you!
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