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Spinosaurus by tuomaskoivurinne Spinosaurus by tuomaskoivurinne
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Spinosaurus aegyptiacus has been attracted by the smell of a huge, dead coelacanth fish (based on Mawsonia), in the Cretaceous North Africa.

This reconstruction is based on the theory by Jack Bowman Bailey, a paleontologist at Western Illinois University. His studies suggest that, what was previously considered to be a sail, might have actually been a hump-like structure.
I was first inspired to do this, after seeing yoult's work on the subject.
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TarbosaurusBatar Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I tend to think of the spines are supporting a meaty, chameleon like ridge.
spinosaurus2000 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
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tuomaskoivurinne Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice one. Good to see how dA goes right down the toilet, just like any other social media.
frapt Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
Did you hear about feathered spinosaurids? Since we now have Sciurumimus it has been proposed that megalosauroids might have had fluffy coatings like the coelurosaurs.
Weirda208 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful art of an awesome teropod that I love; I appreciate much details, especially on muddy water and even reflections on its belly!-wonderful,traditional art power nah! :w00t: :clap:
tuomaskoivurinne Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, thank you :)
tripod2005 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
SketchySG Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
Spinosaurus gets no respect. He's the largest terrestrial carnivore ever found!

And yet, every time he's brought up people are like "Oh, well T-rex was a better hunter and that Spino-dork only ate fish roflmao".

I personally dislike this whole popularity contest thing goin on with therapods. They're dinosaurs; just being that makes them ALL kick ass.
tuomaskoivurinne Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Actually I tend to think this issue the other way around: [link]
SketchySG Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
I see. I wonder if that dino-fan in the link just watched "Monsters Ressurected". That was a very entertaining flick, but hilariously, horrendously inaccurate. For a guy who enjoys a great deal of artistic license, that's really saying something.

But it's true that Spino was primarily a fisherman. I think what we need is a show that doesn't pit these giant carnivores against each other, but shows us what made each one a unique and deadly hunter!
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