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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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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.