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Liliensternus liliensterni

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Liliensternus is the biggest theropod of the triassic, and guess what, itcomes from Germany !

Liliensternus was first described as aspecies of halticosaurus in 1934 by Friedrich von Huene. !984 it was redescribed by Welles as a seperate genus, with the name L. liliensterni, honouring the german amateur palaeontologist Hugo Rhüle von Lilienstern who found the fossils.

As the biggest predatory dinsaur of its time, liliensternus was an apex predator. It hunted smaller dinosaurs probably as well as equaly big "prosauropods" like rhuleia and plateosaurus. The animal was very fast and agile

Liliensternus belongs to the coelophysoids and is thought to be the ancestor of the dilophosaurids. It is often depicted with a narrow crest on its head, similar to that of Dilophosaurus itself. As a coelophysoid,the animal was very lean and surprisingly light for its size, it is thought to have reached a weight of only 150 kg!
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JokerCarnage5's avatar
one of my fav dinosaurs.
Rogue-lei's avatar
I wonder what colors their crest sported?
TeddyBlackBear2040's avatar
Wow love the sketch work and page I am going to do a pic on this guy I will have it tonight check it out and let me know what you think thanks buddy.
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TheComicCreator's avatar
The largest therapod from the triassic, from Germany....y'know, I was thinking of drawing a German dinosaur for the German exchange student in my class before he leaves in 20 days...:XD: This was absolutely perfect timing, lol.
RickCharlesOfficial's avatar
I think the placement of the human silhouette is a little awkward and distracting, but otherwise I love this reconstructions of Liliensternus! It looks so realistic.
Teratophoneus's avatar
youre right, but it didnt fit on the paper if I would have put it in front of the liliensternus.
Hyrotrioskjan's avatar
Super dynamische Pose, Theropoden im Flug sind selten =D
Einzige Kritik hierbei ist das etwas zu stark betonte Schulterblatt und das fehlende Knie, aber der Rest ist superb :thumbsup:
Teratophoneus's avatar
ich wusste es, ds mit dem schulterblatt gefiel mir auch nicht, eigentlich dachte ich auch das das beim scannen etwas weniger stark erscheint aber das war dann doch nicht so. Jedenfalls danke für den kommentar. :)
Brad-ysaurus's avatar
Zupaysaurus might have been bigger.
Teratophoneus's avatar
Zupaysaurus isnt a coelophysoid, its more likely a dilophosaurid, tough it was found not to be one in recent studies. Anyway, Zupaysaurus was smaller, it was only 4-5 metres long, while liliensternus reached 7 metres in length
Brad-ysaurus's avatar
You never said biggest coelophysoid, you said biggest Triassic theropod. What is your source for Liliensternus being 7 m long? The Princeton Field Guide to Dinosaurs (Paul, 2010) estimates Liliensternus at 5.2 m and 130 kg, and Zupaysaurus at 6 m and 250 kg.
Teratophoneus's avatar
Different sources. Not only wikipedia, also some other resources. Mostly some of my dinosaur books, they say a length between 6,5 and 7 metres.
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