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As Darkness Falls by Fragillimus335 As Darkness Falls by Fragillimus335
A family group of Kentrosaurus tries to protect their young from a pair of slender Elaphrosaurus. A huge bull Giraffatitan nonchalantly wanders by. Giraffatitan is quite a bit bigger than most people imagine. The massive 45x 72 foot mounted skeleton that is oh-so famous is actually not an adult specimen! This large adult is roughly 50 feet tall, 88 feet long, and ~45 tons in weight. With such giant size the battle below is merely an annoyance.

These dinosaurs all hail from Tanzania in Jurassic Africa.
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Terizinosaurus Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015
IT IS VERY FANTASTIC!!!:D (Big Grin) 
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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brandon-bowling Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
Wow, great scene. I love kentrosaurus and the pattern you've given yours is stupendous and very unique. As a predator it would be hard to take your eyes off that striped tail swinging back and forth, ready to punch a hole or two into your side if you happen to get too close!
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! The Kentrosaurus is my favorite part too! :D
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Traheripteryx Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so majestic!
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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Traheripteryx Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem!
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TarbosaurusBatar Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Isn't Elaphrosaurus an herbivore?
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nope, it is a ceratosaurian theropod.  You may be thinking of Edaphosaurus. 
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TarbosaurusBatar Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No, I know what I said. I remember hearing form somewhere that Elaphrosaurus was more related to Limusaurus (also a Ceratosaur). 
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, being about 50x the mass of Limusaurus and retaining all other "carnivorous theropod" features, e.g.: foreswept pubis, gracile build, ect. I wouldn't make the jump to calling it herbivorous.  In fact I would bet Limusaurus was actually omnivorous.
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TarbosaurusBatar Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry, I didn't mean fully herbivorous. I honestly see it and Limusaurus as opportunistic omnivores.
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AleksaBG Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
cool:) (Smile) :) (Smile) :D (Big Grin) 
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :)
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bonsaiking Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
Ja....Der ist .......Groß
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!...I think. :D
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bonsaiking Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
Das ist richtig :)
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist
Amazing...
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It is my best work so far!
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DinoBirdMan Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Student Artist
That's great! "The Circle f Life" in jurassic world!!!:dance:
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Veloxirunner Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thats cool!
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Aoi-Okami Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Wow! Cool:D:D
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much!
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Aoi-Okami Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
no problem:D
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Neranella Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Wonderful scene. :trophy:
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Pyroraptor42 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
very nice!
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Fregatto Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome patterns and details!
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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GilmourApatosaur Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Particularly love the patterns:thumbsup:.
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!!! My favorite are the Dacentrurus!
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Flishstar Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
Breviparopus and Elaphrosaurus are from Africa. Dacenturus is from Portugal. Just wanted to point that out.
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ya, when I drew this I was too young to care, but there might have been a chance that africa was connected to portugal at some point.
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Paleo-King Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
As far as we know it wasn't. But then again you can say the stegosaurs are Kentrosaurus and the brachiosaur is Giraffatitan, and then throwing Elaphrosaurus in the picture makes perfect sense and we've got a scene straight out of Tanzania in the Late Jurassic.

In any case, relative to the size of the Elaphrosaurus in the picture, your "Dacentrurus" and "Breviparopus" are really only the sizes of Kentrosaurus and Giraffatitan respectively. Elaphrosaurus wasn't much bigger than a human torso-wise, and Dacentrurus would have absolutely dwarfed it, which these stegosaurs don't. If placed next to Breviparopus it would have looked microscopic.

BTW I notice your Dacentrurus look an awful lot like mine: [link] I wonder, did you take any inspiration from me?
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm.. good idea. In regards to Elaphrosaurus's size, I read somewhere that is was ~20 feet long, so I made it about that big. No, I didn't take any inspiration from you're piece, but it is amazing!
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Paleo-King Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! Elaphrosaurus may have been from 16-20 ft. long, but in any case its torso was rather small and slender, and it was a very light animal for its size. Kentrosaurus was at least 15 ft. long, but was a much bulkier animal, and unlike Elaphrosaurus it was not "all tail". The skull and some other parts of Elaphrosaurus have never been found.
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commander-salamander Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting scene. I like the way the sauropod absolutely dwarfs the other dinosaurs.
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, the Breviparopus was a truly huge dinosaur. I wanted to give it what looked like an air of disdain for the petty squabble going on beneath it!
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commander-salamander Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It does seem to me that it is just strolling on by and not a part of the argument. So I think you pulled it off :)
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