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Turiasaurus riodevensis

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Based on the atest studies on this animal I made this first scientific accurate reconstruction of this animal :Here you have europes biggest dinosaur(so far, there are some undescribed remains of a humongos titanosaur from france), a tremendous herbivore called Turiasaurus!:

Name: Turiasaurus riodevensis
Time: Tithonian-Berriasian 150-140 million years ago
Place Spain, Europe.
Length: estimated between 30-37 metres.
weight: 40-48 tons
Diet: Plants
Holotype: CPT-1195 to CPT-1210

Turiasaurus is a big sauropod dinosaur from Spain. It is so far Europes biggest dinosaur.
The animal was huge, with a very big tail and a body, that was surprisingly light: the whole animal is estimated to have had a weight of just 40-48 tons. This is very light in comparison to other giants like Puertasaurus and argentinosaurus(both from south america), which were more or less as long as turiasaurus, but maybe more than 2 times heavier!

Turiasaurus shows some unique features and as it couldnt be placed in any of the sauropods family, Turiasaurus as well as galveosaurus and losillasaurus got its own family: The Turiasauria. Some fragmentary remains from other england may also belong in this clade.

The fact, that Turiasaurus was so big proves that not only diplodocids and titanosaur could reach humongos sizes.
Turiasaurus is known from a relatively complete skeleton. Newer studies also reconstructed the head.

This is the first accurate reconstruction of turiasaurus ,based on the latest studies of this animal. If you want to show this pic on other wbsites, feel free to do so, just give me credit by stating that the pic is from me. You are also very welcome to use my pic as reference :)
Just mention, that you took the reference from my picture :)
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Paleo-King's avatar
Very good work! The length of 34m seems a bit excessive (28m is more like it) but overall very well-done composition anatomy-wise.

I don't know what the whole animal looked like, but there is a skeletal floating around the internet which shows a short neck and most of the animal's length being the tail.
Teratophoneus's avatar
thanks so much :D
All references I looked up said a length between 30-37 metres, so I decided to choose the middle of it. As we dont have a complete fossil, its difficult to estimate the len´gth, most of all the tail is missing, this makes it difficult to estimate the whole length. But I tried to make the tail longer than the neck,as you said one time, that turiasaurus´length is mostly made out of tail. However, I am very glad you like it :D
And once more, thanks so much for taking the time to check out my pics, its really ,really awesome from you to help me everytime i have a question or sth like that :D
vasix's avatar
Wait a second, where did you find the info about the skeleton?
Teratophoneus's avatar
on the internet XD
There are some pics of the holotype.
vasix's avatar
Ah tnx a lot :)
GreenMacawStudios's avatar
sieht aus wie ein camarasaurus.
Teratophoneus's avatar
Genau das dachte ich auch als ich den rekonstruirten kopf sah. Aber so sah er wohl tatsächlich aus :)
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