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DINOSAUR ASSET FILES-CARNOTAUR VARIANT 2

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Published: March 21, 2018
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Now you probably already know this, but I love the Jurassic Franchise.
And because I'm such a fanboy, I'm super hyped for the next installment of this beloved franchise: Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom
So, to keep this hype-train rolling, I've decided to make files explaining the dinosaurs of Isla Nublar/Sorna, explaining how they behave, how much of their genetic code was altered by Ingen Scientists, and how they compare to their original counterparts.

One thing to note- I'll also be adjusting them slightly, like adding little bits of feathers here or there.
(mainly because I find it difficult to draw dinosaur without at least some form of proto-feathers)

For the twenty-third creature on our list, I've decided to showcase another second variant, but of an old favorite
called: "DINOSAUR-ASSET" FILES-17.2
terminated file File- "the Mini Flesh eater bull of Sorna"

otherwise known as Carnotaurus Timidino Sornaensis

Now, since my last showcase, where i showcased the JW variant of ankylosaurus, I've decided it was best to showcase another second variant of ingen asset...
this one, from their proto-asset days, back when they were still figuring out the filling-in method and breeding their strange mutant proto-assets.
one of which is a VERY obscure and very sickly asset that never really had a described appearance, aside from being small and possed a sparkling blue hue to it's scales.

and the closest source I could find as a reference was the PlayStation Lost World: Jurassic Park game, where it plays as a kind of NPC boss for the player (a compy) to sneak past.
You lot Have been waiting for it, and finally, I give you THE SECOND VARIANT OF THE INGEN CARNOTAURUS
that you can find here-www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvGz65…

Now, before I get what (very) little I could find in terms of the story...I'll first describes it's appearance...
Now understand it is is the only source I could find about its appearance and I might be filling in a few things, but...
from what I can gather, there seems to be two defining features that one can notice when you compare it to it's ancestor.

1-it's odd size: Why I bring this up, is that when we see it in the game, we are playing as a compy (Compsognathus) which a small theropod dinosaur about roughly the size of a chicken (1.5-3 feet tall) and I noticed something a bit odd about the in-game carnotaurus...

you see, the Carnotaurus from the fossil record, specifically named CARNOTAURUS SASTREI grew up to ten or eleven-feet tall and had a length of over 8 meters (24 feet long).
While it isn't the largest theropod (it's only half the full size of t-rex) it still would TOWER over the average six-foot tall human.
(I mean we are talking about THIS size-www.prehistoric-wildlife.com/i…)

so taking that into account, I Paused several frames during various people's gameplay and did some careful calculations (which is not something I usually do)
and after a long while of checking angles poses etc...
this is my conclusion...

if my math is correct, and we compare the biggest size of a compy (2 feet tall) to the overall size of the ingame carnotaur,
I found that it only seemed to reach 5 or 6 feet tall and only 3.4 meters long!
which is roughly a whole THIRD SMALLER than the original counterpart!

And while there is the very valid argument that it is simply an infant, I find that kinda unlikely, given how we see it all on its own and it doesn't seem to be in anything like a nest or a den.
we just find it in the middle of the redwood forest, sleeping by a rock, I find very unlikely if it was an infant.

2-it's frail body build: the other odd, thing, though perhaps not as obvious as the first point, is that if you compare this asset to the other variants of Ingen Carnotaurus, you'll notice that it seems to lack any thick layers of fat/musculature, it's unclear as to why but I might wager a guess that it has something to do with their diminutive size...
like maybe during the genetic splicing that made it caused a form a Neoteny (which I'll get to in a bit)

that's what I can point about the only possible source of it's appearance...
But as for it's role in the story, I'd say it's comparable to corythosaurus, in that it gets a brief mention but not much else in terms of it's story.
and if you are wondering where I heard about this guy?
simple I found an obscure ingen file that mentions the names of the assets that had multiple variants euthanized and carnotaurus was listed as having three of them, one of them too small and sickly to be showcased....

the rest I had to fill in with logical resonaing...
I bleive that this variant was perjhaps the second, slighlt better attempt at making the carnotaurus.
And while they fixed the color-changing problem (by using Chinese forest lizard instead of chameleon) they still made a few hiccups in it's genetic code.
And my theory is that one of them was that they messed around with the growth cycle to the point that they had made a NEOTENIC specimen.

for those who don't know, when an animal is NEOTENIC, It means that they gain a mutation that allows them to reproduce in a form that was it's ancestors juvenile form.
this can be seen in many creatures, take us humans for example, we are basically neotenic chimps, we stopped growing strong muscles and large jawbones to instead have better vocal cords and a slightly more intelligent brain (though only by a fraction). this is the reason why our skulls look oddly like a baby chimps skull.

...But the side effects for ingen's neotenic carnotaurus was that they were faced with a dinosaur that was very frail and sickly and that could barely survive without the help of intense operations. And because this was such a strain on the animal's health (and the ingen funds) they decided the best thing was to euthanize them all.

I hope you like it, my next showcase should be something with a bit more story relevance...
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NTSEFANHobbyist General Artist
It's like the Elephant Man of the JP series, only less ugly.
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TaliesaurusHobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not sure how to take that....

but if you are referring to its serious health problems then yes....kinda.
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Considering that the Elephant Man was deformed in real life, it's what this variation of the Carnotaurus makes me think of.   

Yeah, I was talking about the health problems.   
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indeed
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NTSEFANHobbyist General Artist
Whatever it was they put in its DNA when making them that made them have all of those health problems, they should've thought things over carefully twice before making them. 
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*shrug*
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NTSEFANHobbyist General Artist
It really surprises me as to how they could have such weak bones despite them being big animals.
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TaliesaurusHobbyist Digital Artist
1- this variant isn't very big.

2- most dinosaurs had hollow-but-strong bones.
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Kaijukid23's avatar
This thing has a main character potential
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TaliesaurusHobbyist Digital Artist
fair enough.
BargenShnargen26's avatar
You should do the leptoceratops or the new dinosaurs in trespasser like the albertosaurus, new para (charonosaurus), or the utahraptor from the end of the game.
Your accurate JP was the reason that gave me the idea to do my own accurate JP.
SuperSpartanPikachu's avatar
I really hope you’ll do some of the chaos effect Dino’s.
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You talking to me or Talie?
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Tali sorry... but if you can that would be cool. I love seeing different peoples interpretations of creatures
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first I'm not trying to make it accurate, I m trying to point out why people need to look into context.

second, I might try those, could you send me a pic of them?
BargenShnargen26's avatar
Just look them up because I'm having some technical difficulties. The leptoceratops come from the ps1 the lost world Jurassic park game and the others are from Jurassic park trespasser. By the way the utahraptor might just have mutation which makes it larger in a specimen of the tribe C raptors.
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i will tomorrow
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I know there not meant to be accurate versions, they just are more accurate then they are in the franchise
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no I'm trying to explain the gentic "faults" having a realistic reason for being there.
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Oh, I understand, I didn't know that
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indeed.
take this thought experiment for example:

if we were to bring back the mammoth, it would never be a "pure" mammoth but instead a sort of elephant-mammoth hyrbid.

even if we were to have 90% or even 98% "pure" mammoth there'd always be that lingering difference to it's ancestor, like what if it's tusks never grew as long as you wanted or it's trunk is never as flexible as a mammoth's trunk (which was 5 times more dextrous) or what if it never developed a full covering of body hair

and bare in mind that dinosaurs have been extinct for much longer than any mammoth, so you'd see a few more differences to their "anestor"

point is, that is the intention of JW, not to simply portray "accurate" dinosaurs, but to portray a realistic idea of what DE-EXTINCTION would do to these animals and how the resulting creatures would interact with us in this world.
tyyrson's avatar
1-I like coloring You gave the creature.

2-I could imagine having this as a pet.
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TaliesaurusHobbyist Digital Artist
1-what about it do you like?

2- yes, what else do you like about it?
tyyrson's avatar
1-I like the blue coloring, and the gold looking feathers on the arms.

2-I like the major size difference, almost makes me think if there`s possibly a small species of carnotaurus. 
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