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A NEW AMPHICOELIAS PAPER HAS DROPPED!!!

This paper basically sums up that if Amphicoelias was real and correctly described by Cope, it was absolutely huge.  They estimate vertebra height at 2.80 meters, with a centrum 90cm wide, and a femur length of 4.76 meters!!!  I'll save the estimates of body size for another post, but that indicates a 70+ meter 150+ ton animal.  Anyway, the paper then follows with ecological studies that indicate that such a huge animal is beyond the bounds of it's environment. (I don't buy it) :)  And that Cope may have made a mistake in his measurements.  They propose the 1500mm vertebral height Cope typed should have read 1050mm, which they state is a somewhat unlikely idea.  If it truly was 1050mm, the animal still had a 1.95 meter tall dorsal, and a femur 3.3 meters long.  

The paper also sinks Amphicoelias fragillimus into A. altus, considering it an adult of altus. They then sink A. altus into Diplodocus altus, keeping Diplodocus altus as the formal name for all Amphicoelias material.  The paper comes with some awesome figures, and includes ontogeny into their estimations. It's a very cool paper, and I suggest taking a look!

Diplodocus may claim the title of the biggest dinosaur ever found!

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  • Mood: Eager
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  • Reading: Sauropod Papers
  • Watching: The sky
  • Eating: Pizza
  • Drinking: Fanta
Delta King by Fragillimus335
Delta King
Spinosaurus gets a makeover, incorporating the recent discoveries of additional material.  The appearance of the enigmatic theropod Spinosaurus has changed somewhat, shorter legs, a crest-like sail, and long neck.  Some things have remained unchanged, its huge size, and its lifestyle as a generalist land predator and superb semi-aquatic hunter.  Here a 16 meter long male stands guard over an especially bountiful stretch of river. Any wandering theropod will quickly be put in its place.  The quadrupedal theory is still very doubtful and unlikely, and Spinosaurus still looks to be the largest theropod ever discovered, 16 meters long and 10+ tons in weight.
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Bout to start a dromeosaur, and probably a new interpretation of Spinosaurus...

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A college student majoring in geoscience/paleontology. I enjoy sketching paleoart in my free time. All dinosaurs, all the time! :)

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A NEW AMPHICOELIAS PAPER HAS DROPPED!!!

This paper basically sums up that if Amphicoelias was real and correctly described by Cope, it was absolutely huge.  They estimate vertebra height at 2.80 meters, with a centrum 90cm wide, and a femur length of 4.76 meters!!!  I'll save the estimates of body size for another post, but that indicates a 70+ meter 150+ ton animal.  Anyway, the paper then follows with ecological studies that indicate that such a huge animal is beyond the bounds of it's environment. (I don't buy it) :)  And that Cope may have made a mistake in his measurements.  They propose the 1500mm vertebral height Cope typed should have read 1050mm, which they state is a somewhat unlikely idea.  If it truly was 1050mm, the animal still had a 1.95 meter tall dorsal, and a femur 3.3 meters long.  

The paper also sinks Amphicoelias fragillimus into A. altus, considering it an adult of altus. They then sink A. altus into Diplodocus altus, keeping Diplodocus altus as the formal name for all Amphicoelias material.  The paper comes with some awesome figures, and includes ontogeny into their estimations. It's a very cool paper, and I suggest taking a look!

Diplodocus may claim the title of the biggest dinosaur ever found!

www.voluminajurassica.org/volu…
  • Mood: Eager
  • Listening to: The TV
  • Reading: Sauropod Papers
  • Watching: The sky
  • Eating: Pizza
  • Drinking: Fanta

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:iconlordmasterjohn:
LordMasterJohn Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You make awesome art man,
Ill watch you right away ;)
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks dude!
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LordMasterJohn Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ya welcome :)
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VigorousNebulaDragon Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
Dude, Dreadnoughtus has been officially announced! But the datas are really weird and most reconstructions are just...ughhh. (The only one I find nice is Mark Witton's sketch)
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, the skeletal looks a little dumpy, and the reconstructions give it a bloated head and droopy neck.
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VigorousNebulaDragon Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
And its weight comparison chart with other large sauropods is just a nuisance. Futalognkosaurus suddenly becomes lighter than Brachiosaurus.
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Hellraptor Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch :)
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remanth Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, I'm part of the TheDailyBreadCafe volunteer team. We're all glad that you've been featured by TheDailyBreadCafe. Hopefully, you found some sort of support and/or encouragement here. And remember, you're appreciated and supported through our miniature community for being a wonderfully creative deviant!
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Why Thank you!
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Celestial-Rainstorm Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What? I WASN'T WATCHING YOU? BLASPHEMY! 
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